County Voice

County Voice: March 2023

Rhyl and Central Prestatyn Coastal Defence Works

The Council is due to carry out works to replace the coastal defences in central Rhyl and central Prestatyn.

They are ongoing projects to protect the coast of Denbighshire and the council gave approval for them to begin work. The Council has worked with its partner Balfour Beatty to design both schemes and their combined cost is £92 million. These schemes are supported by Welsh Government funding and the new coastal structures will further reduce the risk of flooding and will provide reassurance to communities in the face of rising sea levels caused by climate change.                                                                                                                                  

As works get underway a series of press releases and updates will be issued to local residents informing them of each stage of the works. Works are due to take two and a half years to complete.

Councillor Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport said: “These works are necessary to ensure that our communities are protected from any potential risk of flooding. We need to ensure that we adapt our towns appropriately for the future, so they are protected from the negative impacts that global warming will bring. Protecting the public and businesses is the Council's number one priority; it is vital that we act now before it is too late.”

For more information about the scheme visit our website


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