£10m to help manage flood risk

Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies will announce how £10million in capital funding will be spent across Wales.

Minister: flood defence funding 'will make a real difference'

Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies said the funding followed one of the wettest years on record for Wales.

We can never fully prevent all flooding, but we can manage the risks and reduce the consequences. That is why we are investing over £160 million in flood and coastal erosion risk management over the life of this Assembly to reduce the risk of flooding for over 7,000 properties.

As well as delivering protection from flooding and coastal erosion for some of our most vulnerable communities, this additional funding will also help to create and secure local jobs.

– Alun Davies, Natural Resources Minister

Despite the severe reductions the UK Government have made to our capital budgets, we are determined to do all we can to invest in our infrastructure - because we know this is vital to support economic growth and create jobs.

This extra investment in our flood defences will make a real difference to protecting communities right across Wales.

– Finance Minister Jane Hutt

Extra £10 million funding for flood defences in Wales

St Asaph was one of the areas worst hit by flooding Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

An additional £10 million is to be spent on improving flood and coastal defences in Wales' most at risk communities.

Natural Resources Minister Alun Davies says a £76.5million funding package - for housing, schools and transport, as well as flood protection - will support around 1,400 jobs and boost economic growth

The extra £10million will help fund flood and coastal risk management schemes across Wales, including:

  • £5m to help protect over 215 homes and businesses in the Colwyn Bay community, as well as the A55 and North Wales mainline railway

  • £2m to extend work on the proposed flood risk management scheme for Mold

  • £1m for a further phase of work to reduce the risk of coastal erosion and flooding in Borth

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