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£10m to help manage flood risk

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

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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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