Issue details

Christchurch Bay and Harbour FCERM Strategy

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) and New Forest District Council (NFDC) are working together with the Environment Agency to produce a new strategy to protect coastal communities from tidal flooding and erosion risk. It will guide how the frontage from Hengistbury Head to Hurst Spit, encompassing Christchurch Harbour, will be sustainably managed for the next 100 years.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Christchurch Town; East Southbourne & Tuckton; Highcliffe & Walkford; Mudeford, Stanpit & West Highcliffe;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/08/2021

Decision due: 25 Oct 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleansing and Waste (to 01/11/2021)

Lead director: Chief Operations Officer

Contact: Catherine Corbin, Technician Email:, Alan Frampton, Strategy and Policy Manager Email:, Matt Hosey, Head of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Email:

Consultation process

Several levels of public enegagement and consultation throughout the development of the Strategy between 2021 and 2023.


Landowners, BCP residents, businesses, organisations, BCP services


  • Christchurch Bay and Harbour FCERM Strategy