Work to protect Christchurch’s coastline will begin on Monday 29 April.
The work forms part of Christchurch Borough Council’s annual programme of maintenance to coastal structures.
The work will include a local sand recycling exercise, where excess windfall material will be removed from in front of Mudeford Quay and Gundimore Beach and delivered to depleted bays at Friars Cliff and Avon Beach. This exercise is expected to take around a week to complete.
Rock groyne repairs will also be carried out, starting at Avon Beach and finishing at Friars Cliff towards the end of June.
Advanced warning notices about the works have been delivered to households and businesses along the coastal strip between Gundimore promenade and Steamer Point.
Steve Woolard, Team Leader for Christchurch Borough Council’s Coastal Engineering Team said: “This essential maintenance work to the coastal area of Christchurch is part of the Council’s ongoing and long-term efforts to extend the life of the coastal defences and to ensure homes and businesses in these areas stay protected from any future coastal flooding or erosion.”
The operations form part of the ‘Hold the Line’ policy for the Christchurch coastline taken from the Poole and Christchurch Bays Shoreline Management Plan which can be viewed online at www.twobays.net.