North Portsea Island Scheme on Display

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) will be holding a series of public events over the next couple of days about the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme.

The team behind the scheme will organize two information events this week about the next phase of the project, which will run from Kendall’s Wharf along the Eastern Road.

According to the ESCP, the events will be held:


  • Wednesday, 7 November, 13.00-19.00: Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre, Eastern Road;
  • Thursday, 8 November, 13.00-19.00: Innlodge, Burrfields Road.

Phase 4 of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme

New coastal defenses are being built as part of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme, which have been designed to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next century.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership have successfully gained approval and Flood Defense Grant in Aid funding for £58.5 million to implement these works. The implementation project has been split into five phases of works, two of which are complete and the third phase is under construction.

Phase 4 is the next phase of works with a combination of two distinct sections: Kendall’s Wharf and Eastern Road. The full length of the frontage is 2.4km (300m for Kendall’s Wharf and 2.1km for Eastern Road).

Construction is due to start in September 2019, with completion of the construction works by October 2022 excluding landscaping works which will be completed by February 2023. The new defenses at Kendall’s Wharf will tie in with those built at Anchorage Park in 2016.