Wyre Council has secured over £40 million in government funding for our next major coast defence project, The Wyre Beach Management Scheme.
Building on the success of the completed Cleveleys and Rossall Coast Defence Schemes, this project will help to significantly reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to over 11,000 properties and critical infrastructure. This will be achieved by constructing both rock armour groynes to help build a high stable beach. This will in turn reduce wave height and energy and the risk of overtopping and damage to the sea defences. The rock armour toe protection will also protect the existing structures from being undermined if and when beach levels drop.
Consultation with local residents, visitors and key stakeholders has contributed to the final design which will start on site in 2022 and will be completed over a four year period.
Work will take place in two phases:
Phase 1 involves adding rock armour toe protection to the existing defences between Cleveleys and Rossall. This means placing rock armour under the beach in front of the existing concrete defences to prevent undermining during storms should beach levels drop. Initially, the first few months of work will involve the setting up of the site compound and rock storage area in Jubilee Gardens and some additional temporary works. Prior to works starting, there will be a number of diversions across and adjacent to Jubilee Gardens for vehicular access.
Phase 2 is the wider scheme which includes further rock armour toe protection and rock armour groynes to create high stable beaches across Wyre’s coastline. Providing all approvals are granted, this work will immediately follow the phase 1 works and continue for a further 3 to 4 years.