Pevensey Bay to Eastbourne scheme on display

The Environment Agency and Eastbourne Borough Council will host a series of online consultation events to hear about a new flagship coastal defence project. photo

The project will become one of the largest coastal flood risk schemes in the country and help make Eastbourne to Pevensey Bay more resilient to coastal flooding.

The dates and times are:

  • Monday 29 November – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 30 November – 10am to 11am
  • Wednesday 1 December – 2pm to 3pm

Sea levels are projected to rise by over three feet in the south of England and with increasingly powerful storms also predicted, the risk of flooding, damage to property and erosion increases all the time.

When completed, the new sea defences will increase protection to an estimated 10,000 homes, key infrastructure, local businesses, heritage sites and nature conservation areas.

“The online sessions are the first stage of an ongoing consultation process – there will be more opportunities to share your views. It’s essential that residents who have so much valuable local knowledge help shape the project plans,” EA said.