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Wyre's beach management scheme

Wyre Beach Management Scheme

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.

Phase 1

Work is continuing on the Wyre Beach Management Scheme, a coast defence project which aims to reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding to over 11,000 properties and critical infrastructure along the coast between the boundary at Blackpool and the Marine Lakes Fleetwood.

Phase 2

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 finish March 2027.

Find out more

Want to know more about the scheme? You can call into The Venue on Thursday mornings between 9am and 12 noon to speak to Jane Littlewood, Public Liaison Officer for the scheme.

Jane is available to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding the project. She can also be contacted at or by phone on 07932 143431. 

More details here: Most Recent Updates - Wyre Beach Management Scheme (

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