Plans unveiled to reduce the risk of tidal flooding in Caerleon

Plans unveiled to reduce the risk of tidal flooding in Caerleon

PUBLISHED: 26 FEB 2015

Plans have been unveiled by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to further reduce the risk of tidal flooding to 49 properties in the Isca Road area of Caerleon.

The proposals will see the defences in Isca Road and Lulworth Road, Caerleon, improved by creating new flood walls and raising and replacing parts of the existing flood walls and embankments.

The scheme will refurbish the existing flood defence walls, raise two sections of earth embankment and construct a length of new demountable flood defence wall adjacent to the B4596 (opposite the Toll House on Caerleon Road).

Gareth O’Shea, NRW’s Head of Operations for South East Wales, said,

“Flooding can cause severe damage to homes and is a distressing experience for people. The plans we have developed will reduce the flood risk in this area.

“Part of our proposed solution includes custom made demountable flood defences that can be used to cut off flood flow across Caerleon Road during periods of high tide.

“This innovative option will not only increase the level of flood protection in the area, but also minimise the visual and practical impact of our improvements.”

NRW submitted its planning application for the scheme last week. If it gets the go ahead from Newport City Council, the organisation hopes to begin the work in the summer.

The project will be funded by Welsh Government.

For more information on the project, contact Andrew Brown, Isca Road Project Manager, on andrew.brown@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk or 0300 065 3000.

 
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