Langstone Coastal Defence Scheme

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January 2024

We are pleased to confirm that the detailed design for all frontages has progressed to the 100% design milestone. This means that the overall design ‘picture’ has been fully developed.

In January, Coastal Partners on behalf of Havant Borough Council invited the public to the Public Exhibition on the Detailed Design of the Langstone Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Scheme.

This is the latest and most detailed vision of the design proposals which have been developed with the Community and other Key Stakeholders.

This drop-in style event presented a fantastic opportunity for residents and visitors to find out more, speak to the project team, and share views on the proposals for the Langstone Coastal Defence Scheme. 

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For those who were unable to join us in person, we have prepared a NEW Exhibition Page with all of the information presented at the event. This page has now been updated to include a report about the event with a summary of the feedback received.

The design has now reached a major milestone. Together with your feedback on the exhibition, a recommendation will be made in 2024 to HBC Cabinet for the next stages of the project. Construction is currently programmed for Spring 2025.

What is the Langstone FCERM Scheme?

A Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Scheme is being developed at Langstone, Hampshire.

Over the next 100 years, over 120 homes in Langstone are at risk of tidal flooding in an extreme event. The aim of this scheme is to develop and implement coastal management options to reduce the flood and erosion risk to the community, important heritage assets and Langstone Road (A3023) the only road crossing to Hayling Island. See background to the scheme, and progress made to date.

The options appraisal phase led to the development of leading options for defences. These options have now undergone detailed design, ready for presentation to the Community. 

Detailed design has been undertaken for the leading options of the Core and Additional Scheme. For further information on what these areas include please visit the ‘Core and Additional Scheme’ page.

What is Detailed Design?

The options appraisal culminated in an outline design proposal for the most achievable solution, also known as the ‘leading options’. The detailed design phase progresses these leading options to a higher level of design detail, where we aim to refine:

  • The technical details for planning, construction, and buildability
  • Knowledge of the integrity of existing walls to form part of the scheme, where possible
  • The impacts on heritage, landscape and environment
  • The appearance, construction materials and finishes
  • The whole life cost

Click here for further detail about the scope of detailed design we have created a dedicated page.