£3m Porthcawl Town Beach Sea Defence scheme officially opened by Lesley Griffiths

Wednesday September 11th, 2019

A £3m sea defence scheme, reducing the risk of flood and coastal erosion to nearly 260 sea-front properties in Porthcawl has been officially opened by Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths today (11 September).Flood


The new structure is made up of five interlocking pre-cast concrete sections in the form of a terrace, the toe of which is protected by rock armour. In addition, the sea wall has been improved and repaired along the esplanade.

The defences in this area reduce risk from flooding and erosion to 260 properties including several million pounds worth of businesses as well as key infrastructure along the esplanade.

£2.3m has been invested by the Welsh Government during the design and construction stages of the project. The Welsh Government has provided 75% of the cost of the scheme with Bridgend County Borough Council funding the remainder.

This scheme is part of our £350 million investment in flood and
coastal erosion risk management around Wales over the term of this Government.

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