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The following Projects contributed to the development of the new Shoreline Management Plan (SMP):

Isle of Wight Shoreline Management Plan 1, Isle of Wight Council, 1997


The first Shoreline Management Plan (SMP1) for the Isle of Wight 's coast was published in 1997. It consists of two volumes.

  • Volume 1 is the 'Data Collection and Objective Setting', which presents information on a range of topics.
  • Volume 2 is the 'Management Strategy', which presents information for each Management Unit around the Island's coast.

Both volumes are available for public access at the Coastal Visitors' Centre in Ventnor.

Volume 2 can be downloaded from the two weblinks provided below - please be aware that the files are very large (approximately 36MB & 39MB)

http://www.iwight.com/living_here/planning/images/SMP1chapters1to5.pdf (36MB)
http://www.iwight.com/living_here/planning/images/SMP1chapters6to10.pdf (39MB)

Coastal Defence Strategy Studies, Isle of Wight Council:


Whilst the Shoreline Management Plan provides the risk framework for management of the coast, Coastal Defence Strategy Studies provide a more detailed assessment of particular frontages in order to identify the most suitable type of coastal defence schemes that may be required to f22 March, 2013other coastal defence options along the length of coast concerned. Further information on the different purposes of these documents can be found here.

For the Isle of Wight Coast, three Coastal Defence Strategy Studies are being prepared, described below. The West Wight Strategy covers the north-west and south-west coasts. The North-East Strategy covers the north-east coast. The Sandown Bay and Undercliff Strategy covers the south-west coast. Details are provided below.

>North-East Coastal Defence Strategy Study, Isle of Wight Council, 2005

www.coastalwight.gov.uk/studies.htm

The North-East Coastal Defence Strategy Study, which extends from the Shrape Breakwater at East Cowes to Culver Cliff, was completed in 2005. The Plan sets out the works programme along the north-east coast frontage for the next five years including details on costings. Schemes which are included for progression within the North-East Coast Strategy Study include the possibility of further works at Seagrove Bay, Seaview and a beach management scheme for the Bembridge frontage.

The North-East Strategy consists of a summary report and detailed Appendices, and all are available for public access at the Coastal Visitors' Centre in Ventnor.

>West Wight Coastal Defence Strategy Study, Isle of Wight Council (current)

www.coastalwight.gov.uk/studies.htm

The West Wight coastal defence strategy study is being undertaken jointly by the Centre together with coastal consultancy, Atkins; the study is being grant-aided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. A second round of public consultation was held at venues at Cowes and Yarmouth in 2007. The draft Strategic Management Unit maps and tables of options can be downloaded here.

The strategy study covers the frontage along the open south-west coast of the Isle of Wight from Chale Terrace to the Needles and along the north-west coast of the Island from the Needles all the way to the Shrape Breakwater at East Cowes. The study will integrate with management plans undertaken previously for the Western Yar and the River Medina.

The first phase of the study comprised information-gathering in relation to the physical and natural environments including coastal processes. Economic data has been gathered and an assessment of the condition of existing defences has been made. The economic assessment was followed by the development of coastal defence scheme options where technically sound, economically justifiable and environmentally acceptable solutions are available. The completion of the Strategy study is linked to the progress of the new Shoreline Management Plan.

>Sandown Bay and Undercliff Coastal Defence Strategy Study, Isle of Wight Council (current)

www.coastalwight.gov.uk/studies.htm

The Coastal Defence Strategy Study for Sandown Bay and the Undercliff is being developed by the Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment in partnership with consultants Royal Haskoning. The investigations for Sandown Bay have been completed and one consultation programme has already taken place.

An assessment has been made of the impacts of a 'do nothing' scenario in the Bay in order to identify the value of the assets at risk and failure scenarios in the event of no action being taken. This allows an assessment of the economic justification for defence and consideration of the most appropriate types of coastal defence schemes for the frontage in the future.

The study has been extended to include the Undercliff frontage from Monk's Bay at Bonchurch in the east to Chale Terrace at Blackgang to the west. The Undercliff frontage study is now also in progress in terms of gathering technical, environmental and economic data. An economic evaluation of the frontages will be prepared and consideration given to the most appropriate coastal defence scheme options for the future. The completion of the Strategy study is linked to the progress of the new Shoreline Management Plan.

East Yar Fluvial and Coastal Strategy, Isle of Wight; Environment Agency , 2010

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/library/consultations/113661.aspx

www.coastalwight.gov.uk/easternyarstrategy.htm

A major study into managing flood and coastal erosion within the Eastern Yar Valley and Bembridge Harbour was completed in 2010. The study was being funded by the government and was led by the Environment Agency in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council's Centre for the Coastal Environment.

Coastal Defence Schemes on the Isle of Wight

http://www.coastalwight.gov.uk/engineering.htm

For information about recent coastal defence schemes on the Isle of Wight please visit the webpages of the Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment (part of the Isle of Wight Council).

Advice for homeowners in areas of risk due to ground instability

http://www.coastalwight.gov.uk/advicetohomewoners.htm

For information and advice about living in an urban area affected by ground movement, please visit this webpage (part of the Isle of Wight Council). The book 'Managing Ground Instability in Urban Areas' can also be downloaded.

The Island Plan (Local Development Framework) and Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) for the Isle of Wight; Isle of Wight Council (current)

http://www.iwight.com/living%5Fhere/planning/Planning%5FPolicy/Island%5FPlan/

The Government has set in motion changes to the planning policy process, which will see the Isle of Wight Unitary Development Plan replaced by a Local Development Framework. The new system came into force (under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), as of 28 September 2004.

The existing document, the Unitary Development Plan (UDP), will be replaced by a framework of documents including:

•  Core Strategy
•  Development Plan Documents
•  Site specific policies and proposals map
•  Statement of Community Involvement
•  Supplementary Planning Documents

It will be called the Island Plan.

The Island Plan also includes a Strategic Flood Risk Assessment for the Isle of Wight.

For full information, please visit the website above.

Isle of Wight Estuaries Project

www.iwight.com/living_here/environment/estuaries/

The Isle of Wight Estuaries Project is a joint collaboration between Cowes Harbour Commissioners, Natural England, the Environment Agency, the Isle of Wight Council and Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners.

The current focus of the project is the management of the Medina Estuary and the Western Yar Estuary. Both have management plans developed in the late 1990s and more recently reviewed which set out recommendations and objectives devised through extensive consultation.

Catchment Flood Management Plan, Isle of Wight; Environment Agency, 2009

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/research/planning/33586.aspx

The Environment Agency is currently undertaking a programme to produce Catchment Flood Management Plans (CFMPs) for the major river catchments in the Southern Region. A CFMP is a large scale plan that covers an entire river catchment or group of catchments.

The aim of the CFMP is to identify long-term, sustainable policies to manage flood risk within the catchment. These policies will form the basis for development of Strategy Plans, covering all or part of the overall catchment area, which will identify in more detail appropriate flood defence measures.

North Solent Shoreline Management Plan 2 , 2010

www.northsolentsmp.co.uk

The North Solent Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) is the first revision to the Western Solent and Southampton Water SMP and the East Solent and Harbours SMP. The coastline covered by the Plan extends between Selsey Bill, in the east, and Hurst Spit, in the west, and includes Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbours.

South-east Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme

www.channelcoast.org

The Isle of Wight Centre for the Coastal Environment is also involved in the South-east Strategic Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme, which provides a consistent approach to coastal process monitoring around the coast of south-east England. The Programme provides information for development of strategic shoreline management plans, coastal defence strategies and operational management of coastal protection and flood defence.

The Channel Coastal Observatory is the data management centre for the Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes and is hosted by New Forest District Council, in partnership with the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Responding to the risks of climate change on the coast, Isle of Wight Council, 2006

www.coastalwight.gov.uk/response

'Response' (or 'Responding to the risks from climate change') is a three-year Project supported by the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community, launched in December 2006. The Project provides a framework for understanding and preparing for the impacts of climate change around the European coastline.

The Project was led by the Isle of Wight and included coastal risk mapping for the central-southern coast of England.

The RESPONSE Project publications can assist organisations managing the coastline in assessing and prioritising the risks arising from climate change impacts on natural hazards, to inform the planning process.

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