But what exactly is being proposed and how would it work? Here is all the details about the scheme explained:
Consultations for the scheme started yesterday at Eastney Community Centre and will offer information on proposals for eight areas of the seafront, with the opportunity to provide feedback via questionnaires.Read More: New pictures unveiled for Southsea's Â£100m costal defence project as consultation begins
The project, that will protect more than 8,000 homes from flooding, has the potential to beÂ the single biggest local authority-led flood defence scheme in the country with a predicted cost of more than Â£100m.
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