PUBLIC exhibitions are being held in Sidlesham and Pagham to discuss the risks of flooding and erosion.
The Environment Agency (EA) is holding the exhibitions, in partnership with Arun District Council and Chichester District Council, to display the current risks which face the local coastline and surrounding areas.
The EA recognises local residents are concerned about recent increased rates of erosion in the area as well as the risk of flooding from within the harbour. (more…)
February 22, 2012
September 1, 2011
Daily Mail: “Villagers’ fury as sea defence project is rejected because 20 small sea snails MIGHT be living nearby”
Seaside residents risk losing their homes to flooding and coastal erosion – for the sake of 20 tiny sea snails.
The owners of 1,350 properties at Pagham Harbour, West Sussex, have been told there is a one in 200 chance their homes will flood every year for the next century.
The warning came after a submerged shingle bank in the harbour was displaced changing the direction of the current towards the shore and eroding the beach.
A plan to redirect the flow of water away from land – which most local people are in favour of – has been thrown into jeopardy after the discovery of a rare snail colony. (more…)
August 9, 2011
A government minister has been invited to Pagham to see why residents are concerned about the loss of their beach.
The invitation to fisheries minister Richard Benyon was sent this week by Bognor Regis and Littlehampton MP Nick Gibb.
It followed Mr Gibb’s chairing of a public meeting in which nearly 200 residents made clear their opposition to plans for a marine conservation zone around Pagham Harbour local nature reserve which they fear could halt coast protection methods. (more…)
September 1, 2010
A legal challenge has been made to flood defence proposals for the Bognor Regis area. The judicial review will be heard at the High Court this month.
It has been launched by an unidentified individual against the Environment Agency’s draft plans to protect the coastline from the Pagham boundary to the River Arun against flooding.
The agency has proposed abandoning Climping two years after its final strategy is published because it says each £1 spent on the work would produce only 20p of benefits. (more…)
June 4, 2009
Hundreds of homes could be at risk from flooding after plans to improve sea defences were blocked by a conservation group.
Natural England has opposed Arun District Council’s move to transport 30,000 square metres of shingle to Pagham, near Chichester, from the nearby Church Norton spit.
It decided the work would have a detrimental effect on the environment and wildlife of the area. (more…)
January 26, 2009
The groynes at East Beach, Selsey, are being repaired after Chichester District Council successfully bid for funding from the Environment Agency.
The work, which will be completed before the end of March, will involve the repair and refurbishment of the 52 timber and steel groynes that control the movement of shingle along the frontage.
The scheme will also involve a number of other improvements, including minor works to the sea wall. (more…)
January 23, 2009
Plans to recycle 15,000 tons of sand and shingle at East Head have been submitted to Chichester District Council (CDC).
The works form part of the Pagham to East Head Coastal Defence Strategy which were drawn up by the Environment Agency.
The strategy aims to protect East Head and West Wittering, among other coastlines in the peninsula, from being eroded and flooded in the future. (more…)
December 12, 2008
THE FINAL sea defence plans for coastlines in the area have been rubber-stamped by Chichester District Council.
During a full council meeting at the Selsey Centre, Manor Road, the final recommendations for the Pagham to East Head draft coastal defence strategy were discussed.
The majority of councillors voted to adopt the sea defences policies as the coast protection authority for the area and support the plans, which are drawn up by the Environment Agency. (more…)
November 21, 2008
FINAL plans for the Pagham to East Head draft coastal defence strategy have been drawn up.
The flood barriers at Medmerry will be moved further inland which will protect the western side of Selsey, Earnley and secure the B2145 road sewage works.
Sea defences at Selsey, East Wittering, Bracklesham and Cakeham will be strengthened as the sea levels rise. (more…)
November 15, 2008
Sea defence campaigners have branded Natural England’s (NE) policies ‘crazy’ as the final touches are being made to the Pagham to East Head draft coastal defence strategy.
The Environment Agency (EA) is just weeks away from releasing the final plans for the draft strategy.
But Save Our Selsey (SOS) campaigners fear the EA is being ‘restrained’ by NE. (more…)