Minister outlines benefits of flood prevention programme
Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant yesterday outlined how over 3,800 properties all around Wales, at Rhyl, Dolgellau, Borth, Cardiff and along the Severn Estuary, will benefit this autumn and winter from the coastal erosion risk management programme.
Over £240 million has been invested in flood and coastal defences over the lifetime of this government, in addition to the £47 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with over 12,000 properties across Wales, including over 10,700 homes, benefitting from improved protection to date.
Carl Sargeant said:
“I am pleased to announce that a further 3,800 properties across Wales will see their flood risk significantly reduced through schemes being completed this autumn and winter.
“I have recently visited a number of the communities benefiting from increased protection from flooding to see first hand the work involved in progressing these flood protection schemes.
“Over the lifetime of this government, not only will over £240 million have been invested in flood and coastal defences protecting more than 12,000 properties (including 10,700 homes), this investment has led to an estimated 930 jobs having been supported or created across Wales through the programme to date.”
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