Project Appraisal Report (PAR) #2

Project name

Hythe to Folkestone Harbour Coast Protection Scheme

Location

Hythe to Folkestone, Kent

Client

Shepway District Council

Description of Project

Business Case to support an application for Capital grant Aid funding for Beach Recycling Works.

Considerations

Following the success of the Hythe to Folkestone Coast Protection Scheme; which comprised bi-annual beach recycling to maintain the defences provided by the open managed beach frontage, Shepway District Council required a PAR to be written in order to obtain Capital Grant Aid to enable a 5 year programme of beach maintenance to be secured. A detailed report was prepared by Herrington Consulting, which drew upon a range of numerical modelling techniques, to test a number of future management options.

Numerical Modelling

Parametric beach response model, Wave overtopping, 2D flood propagation modelling, economic analysis

Outcome

~£1.2M Capital Grant Awarded – 5 year recycling programme commenced.