Sea de­fences progress but no fund­ing de­ci­sion

North Wales Weekly News - - NEWS -

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.

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