Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management
A record of projects along the coast of Poole Bay, Dorset
A short section of promenade at Canford Cliffs beach will be temporarily closed next week (from Monday 22 – Thursday 25 February) for essential work to be carried out as part of the Canford Cliffs cliff stabilisation project ...
Eight beach areas from Southbourne to Poole will be topped-up with sand from January 2021 as part of the Poole Bay Beach Management Scheme which is designed to make the coastline more climate resilient ...
Current & Future Projects
Coastal Erosion Risk Management
Protecting property and infrastructure from the eroding forces of wind and waves through the use of hard and soft coastal defences.
Our coast protection depends mainly on the level of width of our beaches, which means they must be constantly maintained. It is also necessary to repair, replace or add to existing beach control structures such as groynes, that help keep beach material in place. This website records the Coastal Management work that is helping to safeguard beachfront and cliff-top property and infrastructure… [read more]
Flood Risk Management
Protecting property and infrastructure from flood water damage during periods of severe weather.
There are two types of flooding in and around coastal areas; from sea harbours and estuaries during tidal surges and surface water from heavy rain storms. Protection from tidal flooding is achieved by raising the land near to the waters edge by building walls etc. Protection from rain storm flooding, once it has overwhelmed the sewerage systems, is by slowing down the water flow and creating storage areas … [read more]