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Flood scheme proposed for Llanfair Talhaiarn

A scheme to help protect 33 properties from flooding in a Conwy village is up for discussion this week.

People in Llanfair Talhaiarn have been invited to a public drop-in session to hear more about Natural Resources Wales’ proposed flood scheme for the village.

Nineteen properties in Llanfair TH were flooded in 2012 when the Nant Barrog, swollen by extreme rainfall, overwhelmed the Water Street culvert.

The proposed scheme will improve the capacity of the culvert, by replacing a 40-metre section of culvert at the top of Water Street with a new pipe.

Another small section of culvert will be replaced at its downstream end.

Flood walls will be improved, and a new weed screen will also be installed under the proposed scheme.

The work will be supported by more work upstream to store and manage the flow of water through the village.

And NRW will be working with Coed Cymru to look at more natural solutions include planting hedges and creating natural barriers to the flow of the water upstream.

The drop-in session will be held in the Memorial Hall, Llanfair TH on Wednesday 23 May 2018 (3pm - 7pm).

Keith Ivens, Flood Risk Manager for Natural Resources Wales said: “Since the flooding in 2012, we've already undertaken some work to improve the village’s resilience to flood risk.

“While we can’t prevent all flooding from happening, our proposed scheme for Llanfair TH, which is a combination of engineering and natural solutions, will give the village a one in 100 years level of protection from flooding and long-term peace of mind for the community.”

You can keep up-to-date with NRW’s progress work towards building the scheme on the website naturalresources.wales/LlanfairTH

For more information about flood plans, or flood warnings, please visit naturalresources.wales/flooding Or contact Floodline: - 0345 988 1188

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