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West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy – Published for Public Consultation, Spring 2016

Published 11:22 on 1 Apr 2016

The Isle of Wight Council and the Environment Agency have developed a Coastal Strategy for the West Wight shoreline, which has now been published for a three-month period of public consultation.

The draft 'West Wight Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy' recommends the preferred approaches needed to reduce or adapt to future coastal flooding and erosion risks. It includes proposals for future priority schemes, and examines how they could be funded.

The Strategy coastline includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, Newport Harbour, and surrounding areas.

In February 2015 public workshops were held which shaped the early development of the Strategy. Since then, the work has been developed based on the latest national guidance, and the Draft Strategy has now been published for a three-month period of public consultation in Spring 2016.

The consultation began on 31st March 2016 and closes on 30th June 2016.

The West Wight Coastal Strategy reports are available online at www.coastalwight.gov.uk (or on iwight.com), including a summary report. An online questionnaire is also available to submit your comments.

A series of public exhibitions will be held during the three-month consultation period –Details coming soon.

Please visit the websites or email coast@iow.gov.uk to be kept up to date on the latest news.

Future coastal and flood defence schemes will be developed within the government's 'Partnership funding' system, and will need to combine a range of public and private funding contributions. With risks set to increase in the future, it is important to develop the priorities for future risk reduction for the Isle of Wight's coastal communities.

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