Monday, 14 September 2015 00:00

See plans to protect Bournemouth's coastline

You are invited to find out more about the programme of work to protect Bournemouth’s coastline is planned over the next 17 years.

Plans will go on public display at Boscombe Seafront Office on Thursday 17 September 2015 (9am – 7pm) detailing the beach management programme of works. The work will include the replacement of all 53 groynes along Bournemouth’s coastline, an additional three installed as well as three beach replenishments over the next 17 years.

Bournemouth Beach Management Scheme is a programme of work, planned from 2015 to 2032 to:

  • replace Bournemouth’s existing 53 groynes
  • construct an additional three new groynes
  • replace the groyne at Hengistbury Head known as the ‘Long Groyne’
  • schedule beach replenishment to take place once every five years

The first phase (2015 – 2020) will involve the replacement of 25 groynes spanning the seafront from Southbourne to Hengistbury Head and a beach replenishment between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and to the east of Boscombe Pier during autumn/winter 2015/16.

Phases two and three will replace the remaining groynes along the seafront from Southbourne to Alum Chine and a further two beach replenishments.

Councillor David Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, said: “These vital works are taking place not only to protect the coastline from future coastal erosion but also to maintain the award winning beaches which attracts millions of visitors and residents to the coast each year. The works also complement the Council’s Seafront Strategy – a long-term plan to develop a world class seafront.”

The information will then go on display in Bournemouth Library from 21 - 28 September 2015.