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Hayling's Coastal Strategy: Please Share!

As an island community, climate change is one of the largest challenges Hayling Island will face. It poses a significant threat to the economy, environment, health and way of life. Rising sea levels due to climate change are predicted to significantly increase the level of coastal flood and erosion risk on the island.

Coastal Partners as part of Havant Borough Council is working in partnership with engineering consultants AECOM to deliver the Hayling Island Coastal Management Strategy. The Strategy outcomes will enable us to manage coastal flood and erosion risk for Hayling Island for the next 100 years, in a sustainable and cohesive way.

Progress Update

Over the last year, the project team have been working hard exploring, developing and appraising potential management approaches for the Island from a longlist of strategic options, and talking to coastal landowners to identify a strategic package of measures at a local level. We have now identified a Draft Strategy for the Island ready to share with you. We will be giving the Key Stakeholder Group a preview of the Draft Strategy in September, before consulting with the wider public for their views from October 2022.

We need your help…

Engagement with communities, landowners, local businesses, groups and residents has been key to shaping the Draft Strategy. Your continued involvement is essential to the success of the Strategy moving forward, so we will be sharing the Draft Coastal Management Strategy for Hayling Island with you during a 3-month public consultation period (Oct to Dec), to ensure that those who live, work and play on the Island have their say on the proposed recommendations.

We will be holding in-person exhibition events, where you will have the opportunity to talk to the team, find out more, view the Draft Strategy (also online), and share your views. We will be in touch with more details, dates and venues nearer the time.

In the meantime, to access the latest information and stay up-to-date on the project, please visit the project webpage.


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