The Environment Agency are to undertake a new managed realignment project at Southmoor, Langstone Harbour. This project will involve building a new seawall at the back of the site and placing a breach in the old seawall to allow the sea to flow gently into the site on each tide.
At Southmoor, the seawalls are in a very poor condition and will continue to be put under pressure in the future as a result of continuing sea level rise. The Environment Agency has therefore proposed this initiative to provide sustainable flood and coastal erosion protection while simultaneously creating new coastal habitats. The new wetland habitats will help to replace losses of mudflats and marshes that are occurring across the rest of the Solent.
The Environment Agency are working with ABPmer and Capita AECOM to: develop the scheme design, consult with the community, carry out the necessary impact assessments and secure the required permissions and consents.
Posted 28/07/2017 09:53« Back