Christchurch Bay and Harbour Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) Strategy Engagement - Phase 2

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) and New Forest District Council (NFDC) are working together with the Environment Agency to produce a new coastal Strategy. It will guide how the frontage from Hengistbury Head to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, may be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.

We have developed a phased approach to deliver the Strategy by early 2024. It will identify where, when and broadly what type of works are needed to manage the risks of coastal flooding and erosion and what they may cost. It will also consider the effects of predicted climate change on coastal communities, including sea level rise and increased levels of storminess.

Phase 2 Engagement - 23 May to 26 June 2022

Following the Phase 1 engagement that ran in July - August 2021, we will be holding a series of public engagement events. They provide an opportunity for you to hear about our strategy progress. In this second phase we are sharing our initial findings and asking you to tell us if we have missed something. We will be highlighting the scenario to explain: What happens if we don’t defend our coast? We will present a hypothetical situation where we abandon our existing defences and don’t prepare for climate change. This process is not designed to alarm but it enables us to evidence and justify what options there are to ‘do something’ to manage coastal flooding and erosion risk.

Have Your Say

The second phase of public engagement events includes two face-to-face drop-in sessions, one on-line event hosted by Dorset Coast Forum and an on-line survey.

  • Monday 6 June 2022: Christchurch Library Octagon Space 10am-6pm.
  • Thursday 9 June 2022: Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 14 June 2022: public on-line event (hosted by Dorset Coast Forum) 7:00pm-8:15pm. Free tickets available at Eventbrite
  • Survey: You can give us your views on Phase 2 using our online survey which will be open from 23 May until midnight on 26 June 2022.
  • A PDF version of the online survey can be found on the right hand side of this page which you can print and return to us to the following address: Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team – BCP Local Plan issues and options, BCP Council, PO Box 9548, Bournemouth; or dropped into the 'Have Your Say' box in any of BCP's libraries.
  • Map: You can also drop pins and comment on the Strategy area using the map below if you want to make any additional points by location. However, please use the online survey to give us your main response to the engagement.

We have presented summaries of our initial findings in the form of information boards, to help you tell us if we have missed something we should consider before we start thinking about options to manage flood and coastal erosion risk. These can be found on the right hand side of this page and in the online survey where you can tell us your views.

Technical reports are also available on the right hand side of this page if you’d like to see the in-depth information we have gathered to provide the baseline information. Please note these reports are drafts as they will need to be updated following feedback during the engagement process if we have missed anything critical.

You can also read the results of our engagement in Phase 1 and council comments regarding feedback received about the 5 key geographical areas.

More information on Phase 1 and the full delivery of the Strategy can be viewed on the main engagement page here.

The Phase 2 engagement will close at midnight on 26 June 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to request large print copies of the survey or in alternative languages please email coastal@bcpcouncil.gov.uk giving your name, address and telephone number.

As the Strategy develops there will be further opportunities for people to get involved. All comments and opinions shared with us will be used to inform and develop the Strategy and it is anticipated that it will be adopted by early 2024.


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) and New Forest District Council (NFDC) are working together with the Environment Agency to produce a new coastal Strategy. It will guide how the frontage from Hengistbury Head to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, may be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.

We have developed a phased approach to deliver the Strategy by early 2024. It will identify where, when and broadly what type of works are needed to manage the risks of coastal flooding and erosion and what they may cost. It will also consider the effects of predicted climate change on coastal communities, including sea level rise and increased levels of storminess.

Phase 2 Engagement - 23 May to 26 June 2022

Following the Phase 1 engagement that ran in July - August 2021, we will be holding a series of public engagement events. They provide an opportunity for you to hear about our strategy progress. In this second phase we are sharing our initial findings and asking you to tell us if we have missed something. We will be highlighting the scenario to explain: What happens if we don’t defend our coast? We will present a hypothetical situation where we abandon our existing defences and don’t prepare for climate change. This process is not designed to alarm but it enables us to evidence and justify what options there are to ‘do something’ to manage coastal flooding and erosion risk.

Have Your Say

The second phase of public engagement events includes two face-to-face drop-in sessions, one on-line event hosted by Dorset Coast Forum and an on-line survey.

  • Monday 6 June 2022: Christchurch Library Octagon Space 10am-6pm.
  • Thursday 9 June 2022: Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, 10am-4pm
  • Tues 14 June 2022: public on-line event (hosted by Dorset Coast Forum) 7:00pm-8:15pm. Free tickets available at Eventbrite
  • Survey: You can give us your views on Phase 2 using our online survey which will be open from 23 May until midnight on 26 June 2022.
  • A PDF version of the online survey can be found on the right hand side of this page which you can print and return to us to the following address: Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Team – BCP Local Plan issues and options, BCP Council, PO Box 9548, Bournemouth; or dropped into the 'Have Your Say' box in any of BCP's libraries.
  • Map: You can also drop pins and comment on the Strategy area using the map below if you want to make any additional points by location. However, please use the online survey to give us your main response to the engagement.

We have presented summaries of our initial findings in the form of information boards, to help you tell us if we have missed something we should consider before we start thinking about options to manage flood and coastal erosion risk. These can be found on the right hand side of this page and in the online survey where you can tell us your views.

Technical reports are also available on the right hand side of this page if you’d like to see the in-depth information we have gathered to provide the baseline information. Please note these reports are drafts as they will need to be updated following feedback during the engagement process if we have missed anything critical.

You can also read the results of our engagement in Phase 1 and council comments regarding feedback received about the 5 key geographical areas.

More information on Phase 1 and the full delivery of the Strategy can be viewed on the main engagement page here.

The Phase 2 engagement will close at midnight on 26 June 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to request large print copies of the survey or in alternative languages please email coastal@bcpcouncil.gov.uk giving your name, address and telephone number.

As the Strategy develops there will be further opportunities for people to get involved. All comments and opinions shared with us will be used to inform and develop the Strategy and it is anticipated that it will be adopted by early 2024.


FCERM Strategy Area Map - Phase 2

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In addition to your main response to the online survey, you can also make comments on the FCERM Strategy Area by dropping pins onto the map:

1. Click below to open the map

2. Once opened, you can zoom in and out, and drag to move around the screen 

3. To see other users’ thoughts, simply click on pins that appear on the map

4. To add a pin click the + button on the left-hand side. Drag and drop a pin onto the map, where you can leave a comment or image. 

5. Please note: everything you put on the map is accessible to others, so it is encouraged not to reveal any personal information.

Anything you decide to share with us will remain private and confidential in line with GDPR guidelines.

Thank you, we value your participation.

Page last updated: 30 May 2022, 01:14 PM