Anglesey County Council has revealed that works on a £1.6m flood protection project in Beaumaris are set to begin this month. The scheme aims to provide protection to homes and businesses previously impacted during heavy rainfall.
The six-month scheme will be undertaken in two phases:
- Phase one will see two 1500mm diameter pipes laid through Castle Meadow and across the B5109 with the outfall at the sea wall
- Phase two will involved the laying of surface water drainage pipes in a number of streets.
The project received funding from the Welsh Government which was then matched by the county council.
According to Anglesey’s highways, property and waste portfolio holder, councillor Bob Parry, the council has also been successful in acquiring funding for flood investigation studies in: Llanfairpwll, Menai Bridge, Valley and Holyhead.
He added: "We also continue to work closely with Natural Resources Wales and Dŵr Cymru to investigate flooding problems and develop potential long-term solutions in Llangefni and Dwyran. Smaller scale schemes are also been developed for Pentraeth and Llansadwrn."