Gosport Coastal Defence Schemes

Coastal Defence Improvements in Gosport

Gosport Borough Council (GBC) is undertaking a project to improve the sea defences at three sites in the borough; AlverstokeForton and Seafield. Once built, the schemes will reduce tidal flood risk to over 500 Gosport homes until 2060.

We have secured over £1.1million from the Environment Agency for the Alverstoke Scheme. These funds have been used to progress the scheme through Detailed Design and into the start of construction in 2022. However, due to a series of unforeseen site risks and severe cost inflation pressures in the civil engineering industry, construction work at Alverstoke has been put on hold until further notice. 

The Local Levy, Environment Agency, Department for Education have provided over £2.7million over the full duration of the Forton Scheme. These funds have been used to progress the detailed design, manage delays due to Covid-19 and inflation and will be used for a construction re-start in 2024.

We have also secured £227k of funding to progress the Seafield Scheme to enhanced outline design. We are actively working within the council and with external partners to explore opportunities to maximise contributions and funding for these schemes.

To view each scheme in more detail please follow the links in the ‘Related pages’ box.

Sign up to the new Gosport e-Newsletter!

We have set up a Gosport Coastal e-Newsletter to help keep the community up to date as the project progresses, providing information direct to your email inbox. 

Click here to sign up