Penclawdd residents invited to view flood risk proposals
Environment Agency Wales will hold a public drop-in session for people living and working in Penclawdd, Swansea, to find out more about the agency's proposals to reduce flood risk in the area.
The agency say there are 133 properties in Penclawdd at risk of tidal flooding from the Loughor Estuary in extreme weather conditions combined with high tides.
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.
They say 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.
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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.
It is likely that an application for planning permission for the proposed scheme will be made late 2013.
Steve Brown, from Environment Agency Wales said: “We’ve seen only this week the devastating impact a flood can have on a community.
“These new proposals mean that people living with the threat of flooding in Penclawdd would have a better standard of flood protection for the future.
“I’d encourage people to visit our drop in session and find out more about our proposals to reduce risk flood risk in the area and how they could benefit from them.”
People can find out if they are at flood risk, and if a free flood warning service is available in their area by calling Floodline on 0845 988 1188 or visiting www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood