Langstone Alternative Alignment Options report

The report which summarises the latest engagement on the alternative alignment options presented is now ready, please click here to view it.

The responses received are being used to inform a cabinet paper which will be taken to Havant Borough Council’s Cabinet who will make the decision with regards to the next stages of the project. Your views will be taken into consideration in the paper, along with the view of the regulators (Natural England, Historic England, Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the Environment Agency, Havant Borough Council (HBC) Local Planning Authority, HBC Conservation Officer) and frontline residents and businesses.

We had earlier anticipated that HBC Cabinet would have the opportunity to determine the next stages of the project in September, recently we heard that this will not be possible.  

Coastal Partners remain committed to taking the project forward as planned, and subject to the normal democratic process we anticipate HBC Cabinet will now determine the next stages of the project in Autumn 2020. Once a new date is confirmed to us we shall update our news pages.


Langstone Alternative Alignment Options

In January 2020 we held two public events where we shared the leading defence options for Langstone with you. In March 2020 we also held a collaborative workshop with members of the community and residents to revisit and discuss the drivers for a scheme and to explore the coastal defence options for Langstone.

YOU SAID...Feedback from these events clearly showed that a key concern was the seawall option along the Royal Oak frontage in the core scheme. Concerns you raised related to impacts on views and heritage associated with a higher flood wall along this frontage. You also talked about an alternative option of reinforcing the quay while accepting some flooding in the future but with increased resilience of properties.

WE DID... We have taken your concerns on board and have revisited options for this section of the core scheme. We have listened to you, and as a result, have identified two further options for the Royal Oak frontage incorporating an alternative defence alignment. Our consultants AECOM have spent time appraising the feasibility of this alternative alignment, and in June 2020, we sought your views.

The three options we asked you to consider were:

(A) The current leading option of a raised seawall.

(B) An alternative defence alignment with a floodwall between properties north of Langstone High Street, with no works to the Royal Oak frontage.

(C) An alternative defence alignment with a floodwall between properties north of Langstone High Street and replace the quay along the Royal Oak frontage.

We asked you to look at the three different alignment options presented for the Royal Oak frontage 

Your views are important and have been taken into consideration, along with the views of the regulators, Natural England, Historic England, Chichester Harbour Conservancy, the Environment Agency, Havant Borough Council (HBC) Local Planning Authority, HBC Conservation Officer, frontline residents and businesses, when making a final recommendation to HBC on the route alignment to progress to the next ‘detailed design’ stage of the project.

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