Planning permission granted for sea defence works at 3 sites on St Mary's

We’re pleased to confirm that sea defence works will now progress at 3 sites on St Mary’s, after being granted planning permission at Full Council on 19 October 2021. The sea defences include rock armour and sand dune renourishment and are part of the Climate Adaptation Scilly project, which will help the islands adapt to impacts of climate change.

The public were consulted about the proposals for the works at each site. Consultation occurred online initially, with follow up feedback gathered from respondents and interested parties over the phone and via email. The largest amount of feedback was generated in relation to the Porth Hellick site and a Frequently Asked Questions document has been produced in answer to this high level of interest from the public.

You can find out more about the works planned for each site at the following links:



Porth Hellick

Work is expected to start on all 3 sites in 2022.

The Climate Adaptation Scilly project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Environment Agency.

Publishing date: 
Friday, 29 October, 2021