Cowes Outer Harbor Project Public Meeting Announced

Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) undertook a review of the Cowes Breakwater Project in 2015 following concerns and stakeholder comments on the changes to tidal flows and apparent increased sedimentation in the harbor.

CHC also committed to carrying out another project review and stakeholder consultation before any decisions are made on the second and third phases of harbor infrastructure, the Shrape breakwater extension, dredging of the new Eastern Channel and dredging of the basin for the Homes and Communities Agency planned new marina in East Cowes.

A public presentation and review of the Cowes Outer Harbor Project will be held on Thursday, 19th May 2016, at 1900 at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes.

This meeting will result in the commencement of a month long period of stakeholder consultation up to Monday, 20th June, with regard to the way forward for Cowes Harbor and the next phases of the harbor protection program.

At the meeting, CHC will be joined by program managers Marina Projects and consultant hydrodynamic engineers ABPmer. The joint presentation will be followed by an opportunity for public questions and discussion.