Sea defences progress but no funding decision
A COUNCIL says it is moving ahead with coastal defence work.
Conwy County Borough Council has submitted a funding bid to the Welsh Government to pay for raising the promenade and road to reduce the flooding risk.
It is also inviting tenderers to come forward to do the work in Colwyn Bay.
A council spokesman said it is “progressing with preparation for the next phase of coastal defence work and enhancement to the promenade as part of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront project.”
The planning application for phase two of the project - part of the wider Welsh Govern-ment Vibrant and Viable Places regeneration programme in the town - is also being submitted. The authority says it is seeking expressions of interest for a main contractor to do the work.
Phase one of work in Colwyn Bay was completed in October 2014. Phase two will stretch westwards from the Pier to the Cayley embankment. Coun Cheryl Carlisle voiced concern that the Welsh Government had not announced whether it was funding Phase 2 nor Phase 3, in Old Colwyn. The Welsh Government said it had given £22m to Conwy in five years for flooding works and had only recently received a funding application.