5 Aug

Netley Abbey Coastline set for coastal protection scheme.

 

Netley Abbey coastline set for coastal protection scheme

A coastal protection scheme to provide additional protection to properties currently experiencing erosion of the coastline at Netley Abbey is set to get underway.

The scheme, that is being managed by Eastleigh Borough Council, will provide defences in the form of steel sheet piling and gabion walling (metal cages filled with rocks).

Research has shown that if left unattended, then several properties at Netley Cliff, Malmesbury Court and Ferryman’s Quay will experience further erosion of the sand cliffs and potentially be at risk of losing land.

The £400,000 scheme that includes study work, design and construction has been funded by an Environment Agency grant with contributions from Eastleigh Borough Council and from residents who will primarily benefit from the scheme.

Cabinet Lead for Transport & Streetscene Cllr David Airey said “I am extremely pleased to see that this scheme has come to fruition after many years of hard work. It will help to protect those properties on this part of the Netley Abbey coastline in line with the recommendations of the Shoreline Management Plan.”

Work has been on-going for the last two years to promote the need for the scheme and secure Environment Agency approval. Work is set to get underway from Monday 29th July and will last for around two months. During the works the public car park at the Royal Victoria Country Park entrance will be out of action and used as a site compound.

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