Approximately half a mile of Southsea promenade has been closed off for two years by Portsmouth City Council, as work progresses on the Southsea Coastal Scheme.
“In accordance with our planning permission and recent communications, we have now fenced off an area of promenade for our Southsea Castle flood defence works to include areas for site storage,” said project director Guy Mason.
“While we understand this closure along the seafront may cause some inconvenience, it has been done in order to leave Southsea Common completely open to the public… in addition, we delayed taking possession of the site so people could continue to enjoy the promenade over Christmas and New Year.”
The promenade was closed on 31 January, with a new pedestrian route advised around the landward side of the area, as construction teams demolish the outdated defences.
“I want to assure people that we will do our utmost to ensure minimum disturbance during this essential work, but please be aware that the schedule of operations is dependent on tide times so some night activity is inevitable.”