28 Jan 2015

Presentations to highlight new West Wight coastal strategy

The public are being invited to two presentations and workshops as part of the development of a new coastal strategy for the West Wight.

The strategy – which is being developed by the council and the Environment Agency - will identify preferred options to reduce future coastal flooding and erosion and consider how these may be funded.
 
The project area includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, and surrounding areas, as well as Newport Harbour.
 
Work on the strategy began in late 2014 and is due to be completed in summer 2016.
 
To find out more about the coastal strategy and to raise or discuss key issues, you can attend either of the presentations:
 
·         Monday 9 February (5.30pm to 7pm) – Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes.
·         Tuesday 10 February (2pm to 4pm) – Yarmouth Institute, St James Street, Yarmouth.
 
There will also be information about the government’s new partnership funding system for future coastal defence work.
 
Executive member for public protection, Councillor Phil Jordan, said: “These events will provide members of the public with a good opportunity to find out more about the coastal strategy and contribute to the discussion. We would encourage anyone interested to attend.”
 
To book a place, please email: emma.brown@iow.gov.uk or tel: (01983) 823552 (ask for Emma Brown).

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The strategy will identify preferred options to reduce future coastal flooding and erosion in the West Wight
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  • Work on the strategy is due to be completed in summer 2016.
 
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