UK: Penclawdd Residents Invited to View Flood Risk Proposals

People living and working in Penclawdd, Swansea, are invited to attend a public drop in session to find out more about Environment Agency Wales proposals to reduce flood risk in the area.

There are 133 properties in Penclawdd at risk of tidal flooding from the Loughor Estuary. Extreme weather conditions combined with high tides can cause the sea to flood the area.

Following a detailed investigation into flood risk in the area, the Agency proposes to raise the level of the local car park and construct a flood wall behind properties backing onto the estuary on Glanmor Terrace and Daltons Point.

Raising the level of the car park will stop tidal flooding reaching the road and properties across from the car park. The wall behind properties backing onto the estuary will act as a barrier to flood water.

People can find out more about these proposals by visiting the drop in surgery on Tuesday 04 December at Penclawdd Community Centre, Banc Bach Penclawdd, between the hours of 3pm – 7pm.

Agency officers will be available at the event to discuss the proposals with local people and to answer questions on the proposals.

It is likely that an application for planning permission for the proposed scheme will be made late 2013.

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Press Release, November 30, 2012

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