Event Organiser: ICE

Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project, Peterborough


  • Lecture
  • Peterborough
  • 15 January 2019
  • 18:00 - 20:30
The award winning Wallasea Island

About this event

Planning permission for the project was originally obtained in July 2009 with works implemented since in a number of phases including the import of 3M tonnes of material from London as part of the Crossrail project. The last habitat creation phase was subjected to control flooding in late 2018. The project has delivered on its 4 main aims:

  • To create new intertidal habitats to compensate for losses in the Crouch/Roach Estuaries and to offset historic losses of coastal BAP habitats and species in the UK
  • To avoid the flood damage risks to the Crouch/Roach Estuaries and Wallasea Island that exist from a future unmanaged breach of the existing seawalls
  • To create an extensive area of accessible coastal land for the quiet enjoyment of nature and open space, reconnecting people with their coastal heritage
  • To demonstrate through a large-scale practical example adaptation to climate change and sea level rise on the coast

Phillip Mcloughlin will provide an overview the Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project including the previous habitat creation work on the adjacent Allfleet’s Marsh.


Phillip Mcloughlin


Phillip is a Chartered Civil Engineer in the Environment Maritime and Resilience skill group at Jacobs’ Peterborough office. Phillip has over twenty years technical and management experience of project implementation of land drainage, flood risk management and habitat creation projects with both private and public sector clients. He has been involved with flood alleviation and habitat creation work on Wallasea Island since 2000.


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Suzanne Donovan

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