Cyngor Gwynedd completes Bangor coastal protection work

Cyngor Gwynedd has completed a project worth nearly £6 million that will protect the Hirael area of Bangor from the effects of coastal flooding.

photo courtesy of Cyngor Gwynedd

For the past 10 months, Council engineers have been responsible for the work to install new flood gates and walls; raising the level of the promenade and creating a new slipway, etc.

The work is designed to protect nearly 200 domestic and commercial properties in this area of Bangor from coastal flooding – a problem likely to be exacerbated as the sea level rises and as extreme weather becomes more common, due to climate change.

We’ve made significant investments to improve Wales’ coastal defence infrastructure in recent years through our Coastal Risk Management Programme (CRMP) investment, with £291m worth of investment over five years and once all 15 schemes across Wales are finished will benefit almost 14,000 properties,” said the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies.

The work was funded through the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Programme.