Dorset Coast Forum and artist Michael Pinsky are working with the Environment Agency, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Jurassic Coast Trust and Dorset County Council and are running a joint consultation for the West Bay and surrounding area community to have their say and learn more about how these planned projects are progressing. The projects are:
- Coastal Defence Improvement scheme to protect East Beach, West Beach and the Parkdean site from potential flood risks and make these sites more resilient to storm damage.
- East Beach Access – proposed boardwalk to improve access from East Beach car park to the crest of East Beach’s shingle bank.
- Proposed multi-use ‘Welcome Hub’ area in front of the George Hotel, to create a more attractive space which can be better used and enjoyed by residents and visitors, including motorcyclists.
- West Bay Cycle Access – to enhance the traffic-free route between West Bay and Bridport and create a more attractive welcome for cyclists and walkers arriving in West Bay.
Proposed designs from the Environment Agency for the Coastal Defence Improvement scheme and design concepts from Michael Pinsky for the other three projects will be on display for you to view, discuss with the project teams, and have your say at a drop-in session on Thursday 19th July at the Salt House, West Bay between 2-7pm (all projects) and another event on Sunday 22nd July at the concrete area in front of the George pub between 1-3pm to talk to people using this area (Welcome Hub only).
If you are not able to attend the drop-in consultation events, the three Dorset Coastal Connections projects will be available to view and comment on our website from 19th to the 29th July. You can also see further details on these three projects on the same website.