Decision details

Broadstairs Flood and Coast Protection scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report was presented to Cabinet proposing that expenditure be approved for the delivery of the Broadstairs Flood and Coast Protection Scheme. The scheme will improve flood and erosion protection for the benefit of residential properties, and the beach and jetty at Viking Bay. This scheme is included in the 2023/24 capital programme and is 100% funded via an Environment Agency grant in the value of £880k.


Cabinet approved expenditure in relation to this scheme and up to the value of the Environment Agency grant of £880k.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure mitigation is undertaken against the flood and erosion risks at Broadstairs.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative, not to deliver this fully grant funded flood defence scheme was rejected as it would likely result in withdrawal of the grant offer and a continuation of the increase in flood and erosion risk at Broadstairs.

Report author: Mike Humber

Publication date: 28/09/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2023

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