Fresh designs to improve Hill Head sea wall to go on display

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RESIDENTS are set to get a closer look at plans to improve a promenade.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership is holding a drop-in exhibition at Holy Rood Church in Stubbington on Thursday, August 11, to outline its plans to improve the seawall at Hill Head.

The coastal engineers, working for Fareham Borough council are planning to carry out the work in two phases.

The first will see them replace the beach groynes and provide new shingle before a replacement seawall will be built next summer as part of the second phase.

Councillor Keith Evans, executive member for planning at the borough council said: ‘I would advise anyone with an interest in the promenade to attend to find out more and speak directly to the officers overseeing the proposed works that will secure the promenade for future generations.’

The plans follow a botched £39,000 attempt to repair 
the defences in January this year that led to the 
ESCP heading back to the drawing board.

There are 33 beach huts based along the promenade which could be moved as part of the works for the site.

The figure for the plans is in the ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’.

According to Councillor Sean Woodward, the project has already secured the funding needed for the project.

Residents are urged to head down for the meeting which will last from 1pm to 7pm at the church in Gosport Road.