Views are being sought to reduce flooding

Residents in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion are being asked their views on proposals to reduce flooding in high impact areas in Llanybydder, Llandysul and Pont-Tyweli.

Carmarthenshire County Council, working in partnership with Ceredigion County Council and Natural Resources Wales, is looking for feedback to better understand the processes of flooding and assess different flood reduction options following increasingly stormy weather during the winter months.

The three communities have been subjected to a number of flood events, including Storm Callum in 2018 when residential and commercial properties were impacted, and roads closed.

Following Storm Callum, Carmarthenshire County Council, Ceredigion County Council and Natural Resources Wales have been working together and have identified some potential flood reduction options.

The proposals range from natural flood management measures, construction of embankments, raised defences, flood relief channels and control structures to individual property level protection and temporary/demountable defences.

Feedback from the online engagement programme which runs from June 6 to July 18 will feed into the next stage of the work and form part of any decision making.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, Waste and Infrastructure Services Cllr Edward Thomas said: “The purpose of this engagement programme is to show residents and receive their feedback on the range of options we are looking to further explore, especially in terms of their practicality to manage flood risk, and how potential solutions could fit into the local surroundings. This work follows on from the previous initial assessments completed at the end of 2020. I would encourage as many residents as possible living in these areas to give their feedback.”

To take part in the online engagement programme please visit the consultation pages on the council website

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