Coastal Areas: Flood Control

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Fearn Lord Fearn Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sea defences have been built in north-west England during the last 10 years, and where.

Photo of Lord de Mauley Lord de Mauley The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following is a list of sea defences that have been built in the North West in the last 10 years by the Environment Agency or the local Coast Protection Authority. The list does not include any sea defences built by any third party/private asset owners.

Defences Location Date
Maryport Harbour and Sea Wall works Maryport, Cumbria 2004
Morecambe Coast Protection Scheme (Ph 5 & 6) Morecambe 2007
Crane Wharf River Defences* Chester 2007
Thornton Cleveleys Coastal Defences (Ph 2 & 3) Thornton and Cleveleys, Wyre 2008
Hesketh Outmarsh West Hesketh, West Lancs 2008
Lower Lancaster Flood Alleviation Scheme (Ph 1 & 2)* Lancaster 2009
Stanah Sea Defences* Poulton Le Fylde, Wyre 2009
West Kirby Coast Protection Works West Kirby 2009
Cleveleys Coast Defence Improvement Works (Ph4b) Cleveleys, Wyre 2010
River Wyre Embankment Stabilisation Works* Fleetwood, Wyre 2010
Groyne works, Cleveleys Cleveleys, Wyre 2010
Blackpool Central Area Coast Protection Scheme Blackpool 2011
Cleveleys Beach Recharge Works Cleveleys, Wyre 2011
Dubb Mill Point Highway Coast Protection Works Allonby, Cumbria 2011
Eskmeals Highway Coast Protection Works Eskmeals, Cumbria 2012
Hightown Dune Restoration Works Hightown, Sefton 2012
Teal Bay Shingle Migration Works Hest Bank, Lancaster 2013
River Mersey Warrington Flood Risk Management Scheme (Ph1)* Warrington 2013
Sunderland Point Coast Protection Works Sunderland, Lancaster 2013
Whitehaven Harbour Emergency Works Whitehaven, Cumbria 2014
West Shore Park Emergency Works Walney Island, Barrow in Furness 2014
Fylde Dune Restoration Works Lytham St Annes, Fylde Ongoing programme
Sefton Dune Management Programme Formby, Sefton Ongoing programme

* Tidal River Defences

There are sea defence capital works currently on site in the following locations -

Knott End Flood Alleviation Scheme, Wyre (completion due in 2014)Rossall Coast Protection Works, Rossall, Fleetwood (completion due in 17/18)Anchorsholme Coast Protection Works, Blackpool (completion due in 15/16)Morecambe Wave Reflection Wall, Morecambe (due on site in September 2014 to 2019)

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