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  • 6 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ageing sea defenses at Porthcawl’s town beach are set for a £3 million refurbishment following news that Welsh Government has approved a funding bid from Bridgend County Borough Council. The work will establish a new terraced design with a sand-coloured surface, and will ensure that 260 seafront properties and businesses worth millions of pounds, including […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Government is making nearly three quarters of a million pounds available to help reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Little Haven. The funding, announced yesterday by the Welsh Government, will contribute 85% towards the cost of construction of the flood alleviation scheme, a grant value of £729,348 towards the […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, has announced over £3.7 million to help protect homes and businesses in Ceredigion that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. This latest funding will enable the completion of the ongoing coastal defence works that will help protect 420 homes and […]

  • 14 December 2012

    The Government is pressing ahead with its plans to create Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to protect the UK’s rich marine environment, Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced. A consultation outlining the proposals for the first set of sites has been launched yesterday, and will give coastal communities and those with an interest in the marine […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is set to resume on a £700,000 flood protection scheme that will help protect homes and businesses in Felinheli, Gwynedd Council reports.  The work had to be delayed due to the effects of COVID-19, but work will now resume this week. The Contractors, Anglesey firm OBR Construction, have implemented the required new working procedures […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Neath Port Talbot Council and their contractor Knights Brown are making good progress on the vital scheme to repair and strengthen the iconic Aberavon Seafront Promenade. The work is part funded by the Welsh Government through its Coastal Risk Management Program – first announced by the Welsh Government in 2014. It aims to reduce flood […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has taken steps to deliver an active travel project and coastal defense works in Old Colwyn. The contractor was hired by Conwy County Borough Council to improve the coastal defenses and active travel route at Splash Point, at the arches end of the Old Colwyn promenade. The scheme, scheduled to […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    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, […]

  • 6 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust announced today that the funding of over £320,000 has been confirmed to regenerate the historic Swansea Canal into a major visitor destination. The company’s department in Wales – the charity that cares for the canal – together with the Swansea Canal Society has secured Rural Community Development Funding (RCDF) with the support of […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on a flood alleviation scheme to protect residents and businesses in Llanberis, Gwynedd, after £1.3 million of grant funding was approved by the Welsh Government. Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, announced the funding during a visit to the area to see the work already underway through the scheme, which will reduce the risk […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Denbighshire County Council, supported by the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Program, has drawn up plans to install rock armoring and increase the height of the sea wall along the promenade between Splash Point and the slipway adjacent to Rhyl Golf Club. Construction is expected to take 18 months and start during 2019, subject to […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 Severn Estuary Forum, under the name “Making the Most of Our Estuary’s Resources”, is set to take place on Tuesday, 9th October, 2018, at the Riverfront Theatre and Arts Center in Newport, located on the west bank of the River Usk on the Bristol Packet Wharf in the city center. The forum will discuss the latest research […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, has delivered a major boost to residents and businesses of St Asaph after officially opening a £6m flood alleviation scheme in the city. The new flood scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the River Elwy to 293 homes and 121 businesses, Welsh Government said in its release. […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn has approved funding of nearly £700,000 in an important step towards protecting one of South Wales’ most popular seaside villages, Mumbles, from flooding. The Welsh Government funding of £682,500 will contribute 75% towards the cost of carrying out detailed design work for a coastal defense scheme to reduce the flood […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defense schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs, reported the Welsh Government. More than €3 million of EU funds is being invested in the Ecostructure project, which will develop and trial new methods to enhance the quality of coastal structures, including sea-walls […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than EUR4 million of EU funds will help to safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales and Ireland from the risks of climate change, the Welsh Government informs. The funding will also provide a stimulus for marine-based economic growth in the two countries. Funded by the European Union’s Ireland-Wales program, the CHERISH project […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The cabinet secretary for environment and rural affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced over £2.5 million funding for Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales, to make improvements on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (Mon & Brec). The funding will be used to secure the embankments, reduce water leakage and introduce improvements to the […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Over 60 per cent of the population live near to the coast, and 208,000 properties across Wales are at risk of flooding from the sea or rivers, Wales Audit Office said in its latest report. Severe coastal flooding in the winter of 2013-14 was the latest incident to dramatically highlight the vulnerability to flooding and erosion […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    New £1.4 million Beaumaris Flood Alleviation Scheme was officially opened by the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant, last week. Funded by the Welsh Government (£907,000), European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) (£333,000) and the Isle of Anglesey County Council (£160,000), the scheme has seen a new sea wall built near Beaumaris Green and re-construction of the […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The completion of a major flood risk management scheme was marked with a visit to Dolgellau by Welsh Government Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant on Thursday, 25 February. Funded by the Welsh Government, the £4.9 million scheme reduces the risk of flooding for 310 homes and businesses. Completed in the Autumn last year, the scheme has […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    People in St Asaph are being invited to a public drop-in session, run by Natural Resources Wales, to find out more about the next steps towards improving flood defenses in the city. Funding of £3 million was confirmed for the scheme by the Welsh Government at the end of last year, enabling construction to start […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Funding of £3 million for progressing flood protection works in St Asaph during 2016/17 has been announced by Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant. The Minister also confirmed that a further £3 million would be made available to the Coastal Risk Management Program – which will use innovative finance to fund £150m of capital projects for […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant officially opened the West Rhyl Coastal Defense Scheme yesterday. The total cost of the coastal works is just over £15 million, with over £10 million coming from Welsh Government, £4.7 million from European Regional Development Fund and £520,000 from Denbighshire County Council. “This is an important scheme in coastal risk […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargeant, officially opened phase two of the Borth coastal defense works last week, which aims to better protect over 400 homes, as well as vital rail infrastructure and local road links in the area. The Minister inspected the second phase of the work, which has extended the defense from the northern limit […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A flood scheme that will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to houses and businesses in Caerleon gets underway later this month. Over the next few months, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be improving the flood defenses at Caerleon Road, New Road and Lulworth Road by building new flood walls and replacing parts of the […]

  • 30 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, yesterday officially opened phase 1 of the redevelopment of Saundersfoot Harbor, which marks a major step forward in developing a high quality international destination for marine tourism. Work on phase 1 of the Saundersfoot Harbor Development finished last month with the completion of the harbor […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is inviting local people to come along to a public drop in session to find out more about proposals to further reduce the risk of tidal flooding to communities along the Caldicot Levels. The proposals will improve the defenses at Portland Grounds, near Magor and Undy, by raising approximately 2km of […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Plans have been unveiled by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to further reduce the risk of tidal flooding in the Isca Road area of Caerleon. The proposals will see the defenses in Isca Road and Lulworth Road, Caerleon, improved by creating new flood walls and raising and replacing parts of the existing flood walls and embankments. […]