Artist's impression of the completed sea defences at Rossall.

Welcome to the Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme Website  


This website has been created to provide local residents, businesses and interest groups with real-time news about the Rossall and Anchorsholme coastal defence schemes, as well as project information and key contacts for the development.

The website will be regularly updated with relevant project news. Our recent news can be found on the Project Updates page and the latest news feeds on this page.

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Project overview

The Fylde Peninsula Coastal Programme (FPCP) is a partnership between Wyre Council, Blackpool Council, Fylde Borough Council, the Environment Agency, Lancashire County Council and United Utilities. Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the main contractor to construct the £86million coastal defence schemes at Rossall and Anchorsholme, which will greatly reduce the risk of flooding to the local community. Working with the FPCP, Balfour Beatty will be delivering two kilometres of coastal defence from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point. In Anchorsholme, a one kilometre coastal sea wall will be developed from Kingsway to Little Bispham.

Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)

The Rossall and Anchorsholme coastal defence schemes are registered to Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The Considerate Constructors Scheme is the national initiative set up by the construction industry to improve its image.

Construction sites and companies that register with the Scheme are monitored against a Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. This initiative encourages contractors to give a commitment over and above the legal minimum site requirements regarding:

  • Cleanliness

  • Responsibility

  • Quietness

  • Tidiness

  • Safety

  • Accountability

The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.

For more information, please visit or click here to download the CCS Scheme Overview brochure

Latest news- Rossall

Site Update - January 2017

Published 26.1.17

Individual pre-cast units are installed to form the intermediate walls.

individual pre cast units being installed rossall sea defences

Forming and pouring of golden quartz concrete along the promenade. Acid etching exposes the aggregate.

installation golden quartz concrete to promenade Acid etching exposes aggregate

New access points have been created in the rear wall. These will be fitted with flood gates.

new access point will be fitted with flood gates

Concrete is poured into a foundation slab structure for the northern beach access ramp.

casting foundation slab for north beach access ramp rossall sea defences

Major changes are now visible at promenade level, as 1,000 intermediate blocks have been installed since the last update. Almost one third of the upper promenade has been brought up to final level and topped with a slab of quartz concrete. The installation of the rear wall is almost complete with works now centred on the various access points and the northern and southern tie-ins. To facilitate works at the southern tie in, the diversion path at West Way ramp will soon need to be re-routed. Other works have included beach access steps, plus revetment and seawall installation. The southern and northern beach access ramps and concreting to the summer berm have also been worked on recently.

Work to date includes:

- 245,000 tonnes of rock armour imported of which 210,000 tonnes placed,
- 90,000 tonnes underlayer rock placed,
- 203,000 tonnes of structural fill placed,
- 6,000 precast items cast (casting 100 units/week),
- 12 sets beach access steps complete,
- over 891 precast revetment units installed,
- over 1,400 precast rear and wave walls installed,
- over 1,687 intermediate wall units installed,
- 1,761 metres of steel sheet piling installed,
- 22,800 square metres of insitu concrete and grout placed

Latest news- Anchorsholme

Princes Way Re-opens as Sea Defence Works Near Completion

Published 13.10.16, updated 17.11.16

With construction works on the new £27m sea defences in Anchorsholme nearing completion, Princes Way road reopened to traffic on 4 November 2016.

completed section of new sea wall at anchorsholme

The road re-opened in both directions and has been timed to ease potential congestion as Anchorsholme Lane West closed on the same day to allow for the renovations at Anchorsholme Park by United Utilities as part of their on-going programme of investment to improve water quality along the Fylde Coast.

Princes Way, which was prone to severe flooding during bad weather and high tides, has now been raised to the same level as Anchorsholme Park. This is designed to prevent the road closures previously caused by flooding and also provide park users with a convenient access from the Promenade.

elevated road princes way 2

Once completed the new sea defences will provide better flood protection to around 4,500 properties.

Some additional work to the headland adjacent to Princes Way will need to be completed in the New Year and while it is hoped that the road will remain open during this time, temporary traffic lights will be required.

Cllr Fred Jackson, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Municipal Assets, said: “I’m really pleased that we’re able to open Princes Way to traffic again and it’s something that we’ve been keen to make happen as soon as possible.

“As well as the road re-opening to traffic, most of the new sea front promenade will be available for people to use, which is exciting.

“With the road being completely closed to all traffic while the construction work has gone on, people will barely recognise the area when they revisit. The road has been elevated significantly and the battered old sea defences have been replaced with a brand new public realm that not only is pleasant to visit but, more importantly, keeps the sea at bay.

wave breakers at anchorsholme sea defence works

“Over £100m worth of investment is taking place in Anchorsholme at the moment with the sea defence scheme and United Utilities reconstruction of the park. I am extremely grateful to the neighbours for being so patient while the construction work continues and can guarantee them that the end result will be worth the short term disruption.”

Simon Barker, Balfour Beatty’s Project Director, said: “The series of major new coastal defences across Rossall and Anchorsholme represents the largest flood defence programme in the UK currently.

“Local residents have been very supportive and understanding of the necessary closure of the promenade, so we’re pleased that they’ll soon be able to view the results of this vital work to protect properties and businesses in this community.”

Andy Shore, Environment Agency’s Flood and Coastal Risk Management Senior Advisor, said: “The Environment Agency is committed to increasing the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion.

“In Lancashire on the Fylde coast we are working closely with Blackpool Council, Wyre Council, Fylde Council and our contractors Balfour Beatty to ensure investments in flood and coastal risk management provides economic and environmental benefits to local communities.”