New school building helps flooding work
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.”