1. Tidal Walls scheme at Shoreham

Theme: Coastal waters


  • 7. Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters.

Project description

Managing flood risk along the banks of the river Adur at Shoreham.

The Environment Agency is working with Adur District Council to improve the flood defences on the east and west banks of the River Adur in Shoreham. The town  is vulnerable to tidal flooding from the River Adur and the risk of flooding will increase over time as climate change leads to sea level rise. In some places the existing defences need replacing.

The Environnment Agency are developing a flood scheme to improve the defences in this area, this is called the Shoreham Adur tidal walls scheme. The improved flood defences will provide better protection from tidal flooding to properties and businesses on both the east and west banks of the estuary.

Project type: Flood risk management
WFD status: Moderate
WFD overall status objective: Good ecological potential
Benefiting species/habitats: People and property, intertidal habitats
Total area covered by project: Adur estuary
Project lead: Environment Agency
Project partners: Adur District Council
Funding source: Environment Agency
Project start: 2012/13
Project end: 2016/17

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.