*NOTE: This article is highlighting Portsmouth City Council’s seafront masterplan and not the ongoing Southsea Coastal Scheme project. Find out more about Southsea Coastal Scheme here »
Over the past year, public consultation events took place across area to role of plans for the proposed developments of Portsmouth’s coastal areas. The seafront masterplan 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.
Following on from this major consultation on the new sea defence proposals, the council will now consulting the public on their wider ambitions and aspirations for the seafront going forward.
The council’s existing seafront masterplan was approved in 2013 and is intended to guide improvements to this area of Southsea.
Staff from the council's planning team will be on hand at the following exhibition events to see what you think about a range of options for future improvements on the seafront:
St Judes Church, Southsea
2:00pm to 7:00pm, Monday 18th February
Eastney Community Centre, Eastney
2:00pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday 20th February
Portsmouth High School Junior School, Southsea
2:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday 21st February 2019
Cllr Ben Dowling, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and economic development, said: “Many of the things that people were concerned about or were suggesting to us at some of our previous consultation events sit outside the remit of Southsea Coastal Scheme, so we decided to review the seafront masterplan now so we could capture all the great ideas that residents have. We want this city to have a world-class seafront that fully realises Southsea's unique position and heritage, and this masterplan will provide us with the blueprint to achieve this.”
Note: The seafront masterplan review consultation is separate to the upcoming Southsea Coastal Scheme pre-planning event exhibitions. More information on that, including dates and times, is available here: