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Nearshore Beach Replenishment Trials

Storm Repairs 2014 - Shore Road Beach

Storm Repairs 2014 - Baiter Sea Wall

Sand Recycling Trials on Poole's Beaches

Whitley Lake Sea Defence Feasibility Study

Borough of Poole www.poole.gov.uk

Other sources of local coastal information

Standing Conference on Problems Associated with the Coastline Poole & Christchurch Bays Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)

Wessex Water ran a £3 million project ran alongside rock groyne construction, replacing the outfall pipe at Branksome Chine to prevent flooding of the car park area.

The original 375mm diameter pipe was more than 100 years old and unable to cope with the huge volume of waste water generated during extreme rainfall events. The new 350m long, 800mm diameter pipe is buried below sand and lies on the bottom of the seabed.

Assembly and connection began September 2008 and was completed by Easter 2009.

Photos below show Dean & Dyball's site compound and stockpiled rock. The pilings leading out to sea have been installed by Wessex Water to guide placement of the outfall pipe.

At the Quarry

All rock for the scheme has been supplied by Portland Stone Firms Limited. Much of the rock is produced as a by-product of producing dressed stone for the building industry. Our thanks to the company for allowing us to use these photographs of their quarry.

Professional Photos

Photographs by Rob Ure Photography, reproduced courtesy of Dean & Dyball Construction

Resident's Photos - Christine Lockead

22nd January: Christine came across Carol, from our project team, fixing public information signs to the temporary fencing and was inspired to send us this selection of photographs from her visit to Branksome. Thank you Christine, for the pictures and your kind comments.

Project Photo Gallery

Borough of Poole www.poole.gov.uk

New Rock Groynes, Branksome Beach

Winter 2008/09

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The Project

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