Beach management work will commence on Monday 9th November 2020 and is anticipated to be complete by the 27th of November 2020.
What is Beach Management?
Beach management comprises both Beach Recycling and Beach Nourishment. During these works we will be carrying out beach recycling.
The movement of material from areas of build up to depleted areas along the Eastoke frontage. This will help reduce flood and erosion risk along the frontage for residents of Eastoke, Hayling Island.
Why is it Needed?
The Eastoke Peninsula is a densely populated area. Most of the land is low lying, with serious flooding incidents occurring prior to 1985. During the 1930’s, hard defences were constructed which fixed the line of the coast, but erosion of the beach led to an increasing number of flood events. In 1985 the beach replenishment scheme was implemented creating a man-made beach in front of the seawall. Coastal processes are constantly eroding the beach and without intervention the seawall would again be exposed. This could result in further serious flooding at Eastoke and possible failure of the seawall – leading to erosion of the coastline.
The shingle beach along the southern frontage at Eastoke is the first line of defence against the threat of coastal erosion and flooding.
Where will the project take place?
The recycling works will take place in the following locations along the southern Eastoke frontage at Hayling Island - see map below.
Where is the material coming from and where will the project take place?
The project will take place along the South Hayling frontage, from Eastoke in the east to the open beach west of the coastguard revetment. The diagram illustrates where material will be extracted from (shown in red above). These are areas where material is naturally accreting. This material will be transported back to the Eastoke frontage to protect areas of erosion.