Final plans have been drawn up for the Pagham to East Head draft coastal defence strategy

Final plans have been drawn up for the Pagham to East Head draft coastal defence strategy and are to be discussed by Chichester District Council on 26 November. The preferred option would allow East Head spit to change in response the sea’s actions, with constant monitoring being carried out to determine whether adaptive management actions are required.

These would take account of the spit’s important role in maintaining navigation in Chichester harbour, but management needs to be sensitive to the environmental importance of East Head and the harbour and to avoid unnecessary impacts. James Humphrys, Environment Agency South East area manager, said, “The strategy offers the maximum benefit for both people and their environment.”