Fairhaven & Church Scar Sea Defence Project

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

What is being done?

We are replacing the sea defence walls, as the existing coastal defences are time expired and currently failing. The current concrete coast defences were built in the 1890’s and have been undergoing emergency repairs every year to prevent a major breach.

The project consists of two phases. Phase 1 started in January 2018 at Church Scar, and phase 2 commenced in December 2018, with work due to complete in March 2020

Why is the work being done?

Fylde Council require the work to be undertaken 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. Whilst individual property owners are responsible for protecting their own property and land from flooding: Fylde Council has taken the proactive and positive decision to invest in protecting the coastline at Church Scar and Fairhaven. This being to avoid the risk of properties becoming blighted / succumbing to coastal erosion.

For a full list of FAQ’s please download the following document here

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.

March Opening Hours
Monday 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.30pm (closed 10.01.19)
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

Our new Marine and Coastal framework is now live! #BAMNewWaveSolutions, @VBAJV, #VanOord, @BAMNuttall and @jbabentley will contribute to our £2.6 billion #flood and #coastal defence programme by offering specialist marine support and equipment.

School visits are common, but not everyone is able to take part in group outings. Charlie, who is autistic, recently paid a 1-2-1 visit to our @VBAJV Mytholmroyd site. It was great to see how interested he was in river behaviours and our hydraulic model. 👷‍♂️ #autismawareness

Works are to commence at Granny’s Bay today so you may well see some activity when passing.

Fencing will be erected tomorrow, and if you have any questions you can find more information on the website https://t.co/PDjpC9td6U


Traffic will be temporarily diverted through a fire station forecourt in #Mytholmroyd to avoid a road closure & carry out vital #flood defence works #MytholmroydFAS @Calderdale @VBAJV

*Watch* Ipswich Tidal Barrier: Civils Project of the Year Winner at the SECBE Awards 2019
https://t.co/QdsJn79151 @VBAJV @EnvAgency @EnvAgencyAnglia @ArcadisUK @JacobsConnects #SECBEAwards #SECBEAwards2019

Essential repair work begins today on the promenade lake.

This involves partially emptying the lake and the waterfall is currently not in operation. The works should be complete by Wednesday 👍

Tomorrow is our free beach event! 😀 Be sure to get involved with all the fun sport activities! ⚽️ 🎾 🏏

😀✈ The Spitfire W3644 returns to Fairhaven Lake on Tuesday 23rd July! ✈😀

The lift will commence at around 11:00 am. This time may alter and the lift takes approx 1 hour.

Keep updated at @LSASpitfire for any last minute changes to these plans.

Come along on Tuesday and join us for some FREE sports activities! ⚽️ 🎾 🏏

Everyone is welcome 😁

🏠 Householder Enquiry Forms have been sent to all 38,000 Fylde households as the first stage in compiling a new electoral register. Please make sure you complete your form and return it to us as soon as possible! 😀