Purpose of the Study

The strategy study aims to provide an integrated plan for managing the Eastern Yar Valley , from its source to the sea, for the benefit of people and the environment.

The strategy will provide the Environment Agency, the Isle of Wight Council and all stakeholders with an integrated plan for management of flood and coastal erosion risk for the next 100 years.

This will be achieved through research and investigations which will:

  • understand the natural river and coastal processes to help address flooding and erosion risks;
  • record the drainage and coastal regimes and review the existing water uses and land uses which are dependent on these;
  • establish standards for future flood defence and coastal protection to meet the Environment Agency and Isle of Wight Council obligations together with their conservation duties and responsibilities.