Ecological considerations are providing an interesting context for the North Portsea Island Coastal Defence Scheme.
On North Portsea Island in Portsmouth, work to reduce the risk of coastal flooding is well underway – but with a unique twist.
This is not just a coastal defence scheme: for the fourth phase of the five phase project, a sea wall is being installed with a surface texture specially designed to cultivate local marine life. The flood defence will also be enhanced with a bird island and tidal pools.
The entire £58M scheme extends from the Mountbatten Sports Centre on the west side of the island, along Ports Creek to the north and to Milton Common on the east side. It covers 8.4km of coastline.