Poole Bay Coastal & Flood Risk Management

Coastal & Flood Risk Management

A record of projects along the coast of Poole Bay, Dorset

Project News

Safety works, Canford Cliffs

From 21st January contractors, Avon Construction, will be on site for the next few weeks to carry out safety works prior to the planned cliff stabilisation later this year 


Vegetation clearance, Canford Cliffs

From 6th January, we will continue to clear vegetation extending eastwards towards and beyond the zig-zag footway. This will help make the final preparations for engineering works …


The need for Coastal Management

To protect 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]

The need for Flood Risk Management

To protect houses 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]