Christchurch Bay & Harbour Strategy consultation – Phase 5, summer 2023
Published on 12 June, 2023
Women in FCERM

The project team thank those who have contributed so far to the development of our Christchurch Bay & Harbour FCERM Strategy

Following feedback from the fourth phase of engagement in December 2022, each of the short listed options were appraised to assess their economic, technical, environmental and social viability. The leading options were then identified for each of the 18 option development units and these proposals are the focus of Phase 5.

Over the summer (5th June-27th August) the public and key stakeholders are now invited to:

Take part in our online survey

from now until midnight on Sunday 27th August 2023

Download our information document and formally share your views with us at

Meet the team at one of our drop-in sessions

Tuesday 13th June

Milford on Sea Village Community Centre – drop in event

from 10am – 4pm

Sea Road, Milford on Sea SO41 0PH

Monday 19th June

Christchurch Library Octagon Space – drop in event

from 10am – 5.30pm

29 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AW

Or join our online at Eventbrite

Tuesday 27th June

Public online evening event hosted by Dorset Coast Forum

7pm – 8.15pm

Free registration at

Please share the invitation with work colleagues and anyone in your community network that would have an interest.

About the strategy

The Christchurch Bay and Harbour FCERM Strategy is being produced jointly by BCP Council and New Forest District Council, in partnership with the Environment Agency and AECOM.

The Strategy covers an area from Hengistbury Head Long Groyne to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, up to the tidal extents at Knapp Mill and Tuckton Bridge.

Baseline assessment calculations have revealed that if we ‘do nothing’ over the next 100 years, the coastal frontage will suffer around £1 billion in damages, which includes erosion risk to approximately 1,600 properties and coastal flood risk to over 2,200 properties, including both homes and non-residential buildings.