The Southampton Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy (finalised in 2013), is a non-statutory document focusing on the long term management of a 22km stretch of the city’s coastline spanning from Woodmill to Redbridge.

The strategy appraises a range of coastal defence options to determine the most beneficial and cost effective methods for managing risks such as flooding, erosion and sea level rise. Options identified range from major engineering projects which construct new, or improve existing defence structures, to minor works on individual properties to make them more resistant to flooding.

In July 2013, the Southampton Coastal Strategy received the ‘Highly Commended’ award for best submission to the Large Project Review Group at the Environment Agency National Awards 2013.

The final Strategy documents are available to download below.

Document Type Size
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Main Reportpdf12MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1A - Conceptual Understandingpdf4MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1B - Data Review & Modellingpdf16MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1C - Topographic Surveypdf4MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1D - Defence Condition Assessmentpdf9MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1E - Contaminated Land Assessmentpdf2MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1F - Strategic Environmental Assessmentpdf3MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1G - Habitat Regulation Assessmentpdf2MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1H - Water Framework Directive Assessmentpdf2MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1I - Economic Assessmentpdf8MB
Southampton Coastal Strategy - Appendix 1J - Stakeholder Engagementpdf3MB