Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme questionnaire

Closed 31 Jul 2022

Opened 16 May 2022

Feedback updated 7 Nov 2022

We asked

The Environment Agency, in partnership with Isle of Wight Council, is developing a coastal defence scheme at Shanklin Esplanade on the Isle of Wight. We sought views on how the coastal frontage along Shanklin Esplanade is used, what is most valued about it, and the perceptions amongst stakeholders of flood and coastal erosion risks both now and in the future. This will help to inform how we engage with stakeholders going forward, and capture any concerns, ideas and opportunities in the shortlist of options that we present to the public in Summer 2023.

You said

We received 44 responses in total. 31 responses were made via the Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Citizen Space webpage; the remaining 13 were made via hard copy versions held at Shanklin Library. 

We did

The information obtained from the Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme public realm questionnaire will be used to support the confirmation of a short list of options that could be used to reduce the risk of coastal erosion to the sea wall in Shanklin. These will be presented to the public in June/July 2023, when individuals, businesses, community groups and organisations will be invited to offer their views on the options. We will also be using the responses to plan the format, content and timing of our future engagement and communication activities.

Individuals who wish to follow up their responses, or points made within this document, in more detail are welcome to contact us at


Results updated 7 Nov 2022



The Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme is seeking to create a sustainable future for Shanklin Esplanade for current and new generations to enjoy.

The Environment Agency, in partnership with the Isle of Wight Council, is planning to refurbish existing coastal defences to reduce the impact of coastal erosion along Shanklin Esplanade.

More information can be found on our the Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Information page.

We will be seeking public opinion as the project progresses and to mark the start of that process, we have launched an online questionnaire which you can access via the link at the bottom of this page. Your feedback will help inform the project as it moves forward.

Why your views matter

This is an opportunity for you to share what you most value about the Esplanade area, any concerns you have or ideas for improvement that we could consider as we develop our options.

We encourage you to submit your response to the questionnaire online, which will enable you to manage your comments more effectively. It will also help us to gather and summarise responses quickly, accurately and cost effectively.

If you respond online and provide an email address, your response will be automatically acknowledged and you will receive a receipt.  

Paper copies can also be requested by contacting us at or copies will be available at Shanklin Community Library.

Completed paper copies should be sent to:

Environment Agency, Chichester Office, Oving Road, PO20 2AG. Marked 'Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme Questionnaire'.

The questionnaire will close at 11:59pm on 31 July 2022.



What happens next

The Shanklin Coastal Defence Scheme questionnaire is now closed. If you have any thoughts or questions you would like to share with the Project Team, please email

A summary of the feedback from the questionnaire will be published within 12 weeks of the consultation ending.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Flood management
  • Coastal management