Flood Mitigation Public Consultation – Kidwelly

147 days ago

A Welsh Government supported project is currently ongoing to investigate current and future flood risk in areas of Kidwelly to assess potential flood mitigation options to reduce flood risk to residents in the area, and investigate future funding mechanisms for the scheme.

Carmarthenshire County Council are planning an in-person consultation event with residents, businesses and stakeholders. This will give the public an opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from the Council and the Project Team.

A consultation event will be held at Main Hall, at the Princess Gwenllian Centre, Highfield Villas on Tuesday 27 February between 3:30pm and 7pm. Officers from Carmarthenshire County Council and WSP Consultants will be available throughout the session to answer any queries.

The project team want to understand the impact flooding has on communities, how the flooding happens in Kidwelly and to assess different potential flood measures that will reduce the impact during increasingly stormy weather in the future.

Members of the public will be able to submit their comments and feedback in person to the Project Team on the day. They will also be invited to submit comments and feedback by email after the event.

Feedback from the event will feed into the next stage of the work and form part of any decision making that Carmarthenshire County Council and Welsh Government will undertake to design and implement any flood risk reduction scheme.

Cllr. Aled Vaughan Owen, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Decarbonisation and Sustainability, Carmarthenshire County Council said:

Tackling the issue of localised flooding requires the input of the local community and I would encourage as many residents as possible to have their say on the development of the options.