Meet the Southsea Coastal Scheme team and discuss the future of Portsmouth’s shoreline


Residents from across Portsmouth are invited to meet the team behind the Southsea Coastal Scheme at a series of public events, following the previous consultation in 2014.

  • Eastney Community Centre: Wednesday 25th October 2017, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Canoe Lake Tennis Pavilion: Friday 27th October, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Canoe Lake Tennis Pavillion: Saturday 28th October 2017, from 10:00am to 5:00pm

  • Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club: Tuesday 31st October 2017, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Cosham Baptist Church: Wednesday 1st November 2017, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

  • Fratton Community Centre: Friday 3rd November 2017, from 1:00pm to 8:00pm

The scheme is responsible for delivering new flood defences along 4.5km of seafront, from Old Portsmouth to Eastney, to help protect Southsea from major flood events.

The ambition is to create new defences that embrace everything we all love about the seafront. The work will transform the seafront for future generations, while protecting homes and the heritage that is so important to the people of Portsmouth.

It also aims to stimulate further regeneration in Southsea and create a more vibrant place for businesses, visitors, and residents.

At these events, the public will able to find out why this work needs to be carried out and see the research that has been undertaken which has led to the outline concept for the defences.

There will also be some initial sketches of design ideas, and residents will have a chance to give their feedback.


Damage beside the Pyramids Centre in 2015.

Councillor Robert New, Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, said: "With designers now on board and beginning their work, we think that this is an ideal opportunity to invite residents to come and meet the team who will be delivering these vital new defences, which will protect over 8000 homes from future flood events.

“They'll also be able to discuss their aspirations for the seafront, which will help shape the proposed designs."

Visit the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership website to find out more about the Southsea Coastal Scheme.