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The Arun to Pagham flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy outlines recommendations for managing flood and erosion risk along the coastline between the River Arun and Pagham over the next 100 years.
Read a copy of the Arun to Pagham strategy appraisal report.
In September 2015, Environment Agency directors formally approved this strategy.
Download a map of the strategy area, which shows how the coastline and river have been divided into strategy units.
The strategy recommends work over the 100-year appraisal period, which will cost £190m at 2015 prices, and require at least £15 million of partnership funding. The work will reduce flood and coastal erosion risk to over 3,000 residential properties in coastal communities. This includes the construction of new flood walls on the River Arun, south of the A259 road bridge and work to sustain the existing tidal defences north of the A259 to Ford Railway Bridge. Central government funding is limited, and it is likely that substantial contributions from other sources will be needed.
The Environment Agency, local councils and other stakeholders will continue to work with local people to explore funding sources that will allow defences to be designed and built when they are needed. However, implementing some of the works in the short term is likely to be unaffordable under current funding arrangements.
The Environment Agency will continue to support the community in finding ways to fund work to extend the life of the current defences and build new ones when they are needed.