The Daily Telegraph

Golf course to be­come flood plain to save homes

- Golf · Sports · United Kingdom · Rhyl · United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs · Rhyl Golf Club · Denbighshire County Council · Denbigh

A golf course in Wales is set to be turned into a flood plain, amid con­cern that more clubs across the UK will be sac­ri­ficed to pro­tect homes.

As part of the Welsh gov­ern­ment’s sea de­fence plans, the Rhyl Golf Club, es­tab­lished in 1890, is ear­marked to be flooded in around 18 months. Den­bighshire coun­cil said it would pro­tect 1,650 prop­er­ties. A spokesman for the De­part­ment for En­vi­ron­ment, Food and Ru­ral Af­fairs did not deny the pos­si­bil­ity that there were sim­i­lar plans to des­ig­nate other coastal land as a buf­fer to pro­tect homes and busi­nesses. The club said: “Rhyl Golf Club is cur­rently in dis­cus­sion with the coun­cil on its con­tin­ued ex­is­tence.”

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