River Itchen to Hamble Coastal Study
The River Itchen, Weston Shore, Netley and Hamble to Hamble Coastal Study was completed in November 2011 with the focus on coastal erosion and flood risk within the study area.
Initially the study was designed to deliver a formal Coastal Defence Strategy, but due to the minimal need in the study area for schemes for either coastal erosion or flood defence it was not considered appropriate to take the study forward to a formal Coastal Defence or Coastal Flood and Erosion Risk Management Strategy. Notwithstanding this, the study provided technical input to the North Solent Shoreline Management Plan (2010) and will provide technical support for any future coastal projects and schemes. The study will therefore support the hierarchy of plans that apply to this coastline, and will also provide the starting point should it prove necessary in the future to review the need for a formal strategy