Decision details

Weymouth Harbour and Esplanade flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




(a)       That the flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for the next 100 years for Weymouth, be agreed;


(b)       That officers be authorised to develop the business case towards deliverable schemes for inclusion in Dorset Council’s future capital programme.


(c)        That authority be delegated to the two relevant portfolio holders, in consultation with the Director for Place, to agree the governance structures to oversee the project.


Reason for Decision

Weymouth floods and is impacted by coastal erosion.  With a prediction of an acceleration in sea level rise and more intense weather events as a result of climate change, the problems facing Weymouth will increase significantly.


Without investment in managing this flood and erosion risk, Weymouth faces increasing direct losses through flooded assets and infrastructure and indirect impacts such as a failing property market due to blight and increasing social deprivation.


Report author: Matthew Penny

Publication date: 09/10/2020

Date of decision: 06/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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