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Shingle Beach Nourishment Works - Milford on Sea

Shingle beach nourishment works - Milford on Sea

April 2018

We are doing the annual works to increase beach levels at Milford on Sea. This  involves delivery of up to 5000T of shingle to the beach over a period of up to three weeks from Monday 23 April 2018 (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. 

You 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 to 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 where the public are restricted access to the beach to allow for safe operation of the vehicles.

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

The works are being carried out by Earlcoate Construction Ltd, and the operation is being carried out on weekdays between Easter and Half Term holidays to minimise disturbance when the area is busy.

Milford

 

 

Updated: 19 Apr 2018
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