The start of the planned work to remove trees on part of a new flood scheme in the Roath area of Cardiff, will again be paused in order for Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Government officials to hold further discussions.
John Hogg, Head of Operations for South Central Wales Operations at Natural Resources Wales said:
“This is a great part of Roath, with a strong community that we want to help protect from the devastating effects of flooding.
“We have worked extensively with Cardiff Council and local residents since 2012 to develop this important scheme to improve protection to 360 homes and 45 businesses in the area.
“We understand the concerns of the community. Their views have helped us shape the final design of the scheme to get a correct balance of protecting the local environment whilst still being able to protect those at risk of flooding.
“We will plant 120 new trees, as well as carry out much needed conservation work to the brook to make sure the community can continue to enjoy using this area for years to come.
“Today (10 December) we’ve agreed with Welsh Government to delay the start of the work for a short period while we discuss the scheme in more detail with our new Minister, Hannah Blythyn. We remain confident that this is the best scheme available to improve the protection to people and businesses in this area.”