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The Environment Agency is looking at the best way to manage the risks of flood and coastal erosion in Chichester Harbour, from Emsworth Yacht Harbour to Ella Nore Lane.
The coastal stretch between the town of Emsworth in Hampshire and East Head in West Sussex forms the eastern front of Chichester Harbour.
This coastal stretch is generally low-lying and includes substantial areas of farmland. Built-up areas along the stretch include Thorney Island, Southbourne, Nutbourne, Chidham, Bosham, Fishbourne, Birdham and West Itchenor.
The coastal stretch was included in the North Solent shoreline management plan, published in December 2010.
The Environment Agency are now developing a strategy that looks at the policies from the shoreline management plan in more detail.
They are considering technical, environmental and economic factors.
The Environment Agency has been in contact with parish councils and local landowners to discuss flood and coastal erosion risks in the area.
Once they have a clearer idea of the potential management options, they will hold public exhibitions to present the draft options to the community.
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