Cardigan residents invited to drop-in session this week to learn more about NRW flood plans
Cardigan residents are being invited to a drop-in session on Wednesday 23 November at 1pm-7pm to learn more about plans to reduce the risk of tidal flooding in the Strand area of town.
Natural Resources Wales is holding the drop-in session at the Tower Room in Cardigan Castle as part of a public consultation to gather views on the placement of a flood defence. The proposed wall would be built at a location along the north bank of the Afon Teifi between Gloster Row Car Park and Cardigan Bridge.
Outline designs have been put together for three options. One option would see a flood wall built approximately 5m out into the Afon Teifi; another would see a wall built mostly in line with the current riverbank, and the final option would entail building the wall inland of the riverbank where businesses and property currently stand. A final solution could involve a combination of elements from the proposed options.
NRW is also looking to incorporate community and biodiversity benefits into any scheme that is built. The consultation will also ask residents for their views on what kind of improvements could be made in and around the development area.
Chris Pratt, NRW’s Project Manager for the Cardigan Tidal Flood Risk Management Scheme said:
“It’s very important to have the views of residents when planning a scheme of this scale.
“We want to build an asset to reduce tidal flood risk to about 90 properties in Cardigan, and to build in additional benefits for the town.
“We will be in Cardigan Castle on Wednesday 23 November to discuss the plans with residents and to answer any questions they have.”
The consultation launched on 11 November and can be accessed by visiting https://bit.ly/CardiganTidalFloodScheme
The public consultation closes on 22 December 2022.