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Shingle Beach Nourishment Works - Milford on Sea

Shingle beach nourishment works - Milford on Sea

June 2019

NFDC is planning to undertake annual recharge works to increase beach levels at Milford on Sea during the latter part of June 2019.  This involves the delivery of 4000 T of shingle to the beach over a period of three to four weeks from Monday 17 June 2019 (subject to suitable weather and wave/tidal conditions).

Restrictions will be in place in the Hurst Road West car park to accommodate the works compound and allow trucks to deliver shingle to the beach.

Pedestrians will be able to access the lower promenade and beach huts from all access steps apart from the central set adjacent to the toilets where the shingle is to be delivered to the beach.  Public safety will be managed by banksmen and there will be provision for the public to walk around the perimeter of the compound.  See map for further information. adobe icon Map [268kb]

Mechanical plant will be located on the beach to spread the shingle along to both the east and the west in order to fill up the groyne bays that require a top up, above the level of mean high water (MHW).  There may be occasions when the public access to the beach is restricted to allow for safe operation of the machines.

The shingle will be "beneficial use" material (rather than dug from a quarry) and originates from a marine source.  This means the material is being re used (as a beach) rather than being disposed of so there are significant savings and environmental benefits.

The works will be being carried out by Earlcoate Construction Ltd and the operation will be undertaken before the summer holiday period, to avoid disturbance when the area is busy.





Updated: 12 Jun 2019
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