Two Improvement Projects to Strengthen Thanet Coastline

Two coastal projects, led by Thanet District Council, are set to take place along sections of both the Ramsgate and Margate coastlines this April to improve resilience from the sea.

The first scheme will start in Ramsgate, for approximately 16 weeks, and will focus on improving existing flood defenses.

“Specifically, this involves re-facing to the concrete seawall along Granville Marina and Esplanade and raising the height of the existing groyne. In addition, this scheme will see the installation of a new 80cm high wave wall to deflect water away from Granville Marina. This will raise the flood defenses at Granville Marina to a 1 in 200 year level of protection from flooding. Further work will involve alterations to the highway to improve access,” said the council.

The second project is a refurbishment scheme which will strengthen flood defenses between the Westbrook Groyne and Nayland Rock. The work is fully funded by the Environment Agency and will involve the refurbishment of a dilapidated groyne and the stone sea wall.

This work is estimated to last for six weeks from 1 April 2019.

Both schemes have been developed by the Technical Services team at Thanet District Council.

This team is responsible for coastal management along 16 miles of Thanet’s 19 mile coastline.

Thanet has 11 miles of concrete sea walls which protect the land behind from erosion or flooding by the sea. The team undertakes continuous maintenance of Thanet’s sea walls and promenades and carries out programmed inspections to monitor its condition and identify necessary repair work.


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