Posted on November 5, 2015
Portsmouth.co.uk reports that Havant Borough Council has dredged the approach channel to Chichester Harbour and replenished the shingle beach at the Eastoke Frontage on Hayling Island.
Building up the shingle beach is vital for the coastline because the beach is the main line of defence against erosion, flooding and other coastal processes. While the dredging took place over three days, the beach recycling and nourishment works are expected to go on for three weeks.
The programme, funded by the Environment Agency through a Flood Defence Grant in Aid, will protect 1,700 homes on Hayling Island, as the beach will take the energy from waves.