New school build­ing helps flood­ing work

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WORKS to the new £7.2m school in Cw­ma­man are mak­ing “good progress”, with the scheme tak­ing place along­side a wider project to re­duce flood risk to the area.

The works be­ing car­ried out by Rhondda Cynon Taf coun­cil in­volve land drainage, aimed at re­duc­ing the risk to homes and in­fra­struc­ture nearby, and be­gan this month.

The coun­cil said on Tues­day that this will in­volve reusing the ex­cess ma­te­rial pro­duced by the de­vel­op­ment at the school on Glana­man Road as fill ma­te­rial for the flood al­le­vi­a­tion, pre­vent­ing the need to bring in new ma­te­ri­als and cause dis­rup­tion to the area.

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf coun­cil, An­drew Mor­gan, said: “The planned flood al­le­vi­a­tion scheme for Cw­ma­man shows that the coun­cil is in­vest­ing in the right ar­eas to im­prove and safe­guard lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, and fol­low­ing ad­vanced ecol­ogy works the main part of the project will be­gin.

“An op­por­tu­nity has be­come avail­able to re-use suit­able ex­cess ma­te­ri­als from the school project to de­velop the flood al­le­vi­a­tion scheme.

“This will sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce dis­rup­tion for lo­cal peo­ple, as they were faced with thou­sands of tonnes of ma­te­rial be­ing trans­ported through the nar­row streets of Cw­ma­man by large ve­hi­cles.”

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