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Key Stakeholders Workshop

The North Solent Shoreline Management Plan (SMPs) aims to provide a large-scale assessment of the coastal flooding and erosion risks, and to identify sustainable policies for management of the North Solent coastline to reduce these risks to people and the developed, historic and natural environment. Consultation with stakeholders and their participation is an essential element of the SMP review process, in order to

  • ensure that all features and issues are identified and considered during the key policy drivers appraisal
  • outline why certain options can / cannot be considered in the policy appraisal, and
  • explain any limitations to the coastal management / SMP process due to the current legislation and funding mechanisms.

Due to the geographic scale covered by the North Solent SMP, three Key Stakeholder meetings have been arranged, and will be held at:-

Date    Friday 20th March 2009
Time    14:00 - 17:00
Venue  New Forest District Council, Council Chamber, Town Hall, Avenue Road, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9ZG
This meeting will relate to the West Solent, west bank of Southampton Water, and Test Valley.

Date    Monday 23rd March 2009
Time    14:00 - 17:00
Venue  Havant Borough Council, Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2AX
This meeting will relate to Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbours, along with Portsea and Hayling Islands, and East Head to Selsey frontage

Date    Thursday 26th March 2009
Time    14:00 - 17:00
Venue    Eastleigh Borough Council, Committee Room 1, Civic Offices, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9YN
This meeting will relate to the coastline between Redbridge and Portsmouth Harbour entrance

These meetings are for invited stakeholders and the relevant Client Steering Group Officers. The stakeholder meetings will focus on identifying issues that need to be considered in order to determine sustainable coastal defence policies. The features and issues raised through consultation will then be assessed to determine the key policy drivers for defined lengths of coast. Coastal defence policies will be appraised balancing the objectives relating to, and assessing potential impacts on, existing development, the natural and historic environments, and socio-economic assessments.

Proposed Agenda

1. Aims of Workshop

2. What are Shoreline Management Plans?

3. North Solent SMP

4. Flood & Erosion Risk Mapping

5. Private Frontages - Clarification of Position

6. Discussion of Features and Issues

7. Summary & Further Consultations

Aims of Workshop

· Define aims and scope of the North Solent SMP

· Highlight importance of stakeholder involvement

· Raise awareness of tidal flood and erosion risk

· Explain position regarding private frontages

· Identify and discuss the issues and concerns of the stakeholders for

directing future policy

· Explain how issues raised will be considered

· Future opportunities for consultation