Fairhaven & Church Scar Sea Defence Project

What’s going on at Fairhaven and Church Scar Prom?

Why is this being done?
Fylde Council require the work to be undertaken area in order to protect peoples’ homes and sustain economic growth as the existing sea defence wall is deteriorating. By replacing it now, we will continue to protect the area from flooding. The combined flood and erosion risk, contains 2,425 residential properties, schools and infrastructure serving the wider area.

A breach at Fairhaven Lake would allow frequent tidal flooding of the low-lying amenity area and associated buildings surrounding Fairhaven Lake. A breach would also expose the embankment just before the highway to frequent tidal action. Loss of the seawall at Fairhaven Lake would remove the support the seawall provides to the precious natural asset of the sand dunes locked between Fairhaven Lake and Pleasure Island.

Likewise, at Church Scar, following failure of the revetment seawall here, it would lead to a rapid erosion of the dune grassland behind, towards the setback properties, and eventually result in a breach through to the extensive low lying land at Lytham.

How long will the work take?
The construction work is expected to start early January 2018 with completion in 2020. You may notice us start to set up the site in December 2017, this will allow the work to begin after the Christmas period.

Who’s doing the work?
The main contractor is VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, who has been appointed by Fylde Borough Council to undertake the works on behalf of the Environment Agency. VBA specialises in designing and constructing sustainable flood and coastal defences throughout the UK.

Have you got any questions?

We have a dedicated customer drop-in centre for the duration of the project, which is located next to our construction site on the playing field off Fairlawn Road. The opening hours will be posted outside of the centre. Please pop in to discuss any concerns, or to find out more information about the project.

September Opening Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.30pm (excluding 27th September)
Friday 9.00am – 12.30pm

If the above times are unsuitable please contact the customer team on 01253 658 658 to arrange a convenient time.

Alternatively, you can contact us by emailing listening@fylde.gov.uk

Keep up with progress on social media

VBA would like to thank everyone who attended our Morecambe Wave Wall celebration event opened by Environment Minister @theresecoffey last week. Below are some photos capturing the completed flood defence works. @LancasterCC @EnvAgency #VolkerBrooks

News: Environment Minister @theresecoffey visited Morecambe today to officially open the Lancashire town’s new Wave Reflection Wall. Read more here https://t.co/Yd3k7tOpO0 @EnvAgency @LancasterCC

@ChrisJCoates @NaturePicsLancs @theresecoffey @EnvAgency @EnvAgencyNW @VBAJV @MorecambeBID @SusanParsonage @LancasterCC @LancashireCC @The_Visitor @ribblerouser @Gillylancs @AdamMcCleanITV @NewsMichelleB @davidmorrisml Fantastic work all the way along Morcambe sea front, really great to see so many people taking advantage of what is fast becoming the place to be for a family day out with magnificent views across the bay

It's a very exciting morning for us at Morecambe Wave Wall, we’re looking forward to welcoming local MP @theresecoffey to the official opening of our flood defence project for @LancasterCC @EnvAgency #makingwaves #floodprotection

Another great achievement for VBA, the team scored 45/50 in the latest
@CCScheme visit at our Mytholmroyd Flood defence project. The team were also awarded a performance beyond compliance certificate.


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