Porthcawl Sea Defense Scheme Officially Opened

Image source: Lesley Griffiths

A £3 million sea defense scheme, reducing the risk of flood and coastal erosion to nearly 260 seafront properties in Porthcawl, Wales, has been officially opened by Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths yesterday.

The new structure is made up of 5 interlocking pre-cast concrete sections in the form of a terrace, the toe of which is protected by rock armor. In addition, the sea wall has been improved and repaired along the esplanade.

£2.3 million has been invested by the Welsh Government during the design and construction stages of the project.

The government has provided 75% of the cost of the scheme with Bridgend County Borough Council funding the remainder.

Lesley Griffiths said: “I would like to thank Bridgend County Borough Council and their contractors, Alun Griffiths and Capita, for delivering this scheme which is reducing flood and coastal erosion risk to over 260 properties within the town.”

This scheme is part of our £350 million investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management around Wales over the term of this government.

 

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