Hythe to Folkestone coast protection scheme (2004)

This was built in 2004 and provides protection against erosion at the Folkestone end and protection against flooding at the western end of this 8km long frontage, in support of the current ‘Hold the Line’ SMP Policy.  It comprised the construction of 7 new rock groynes, beach renourishment and extensions and improvements to sea walls and revetments, with associated improvements to beach amenities such as slipways and promenades.  The design standard of protection was 1 in 200 years, which is maintained by ongoing shingle recycling and other beach management.