New Southsea Coastal Scheme Drop-in Events for 2019

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Following the major consultation in the summer of 2018, the Southsea Coastal Scheme team will return to locations across the city in February with a series of engagement events showing how the designs have developed in response to public feedback.

The new events will be at the following times and locations:

Coastguard Studio, Clarendon Road, Southsea on Thursday 14th February between 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Friday 15th February between 11:00am and 5:00pm, and Saturday 16th February between 11:00am and 5:00pm.

Information events at local libraries including Cosham library on Monday 18th February between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, North End library on Tuesday 19th February between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, and Beddow (Milton) library on Wednesday 20th February between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.

New sketches and visualisations of the updated plans will be displayed, along with technical drawings that will be submitted as part of the planning application. At the city library information events, there will be Coastal Scheme team members present to answer any questions the public might have, along with booklets to take away.

Cllr Dave Ashmore, cabinet member for environment and community safety at Portsmouth City Council, said: “There have been some big changes made in response to the feedback we got in the summer, so I'm excited to show the public what the team have come up with. This includes a much improved flood defence solution at South Parade Pier, and the retention of vehicle access on both frontages.

”The project has come a long way over the past 18 months and we really feel we now have a solution that not only takes account of all that we love about Southsea, but also one that everyone can get behind and help make a reality.”

Exhibition materials are available online at the Southsea Coastal Scheme website: southseacoastalscheme.org.uk.