Drop-in meeting planned to discuss Hirael Coastal Defence Project

Date: 16/04/2019

 

Residents and property owners in the Hirael area of Bangor are being invited to attend a drop-in event to discuss the Hirael Coastal Defence Project.

 

As part of the Welsh Government’s Coastal Risk Management Programme (CRMP), Gwynedd Council is currently investigating the flooding risk to the area. Parts of Hirael are low-lying and could be vulnerable to flooding from the sea; this risk is expected to increase in future due to climate change and sea level rise.

 

Gwynedd Council, which manages the coastal flood defences, hopes the study will identify a range of options to manage future flooding in the area. The work will aim to allow the local community to be more resilient to flooding in the future.

 

Event details:

 

  • Clwb Hirael Club
  • 2-6pm
  • 25 April

 

Councillor Catrin Wager, Cabinet Member for the Council’s Consultancy Department said: “Climate change poses a real risk to coastal communities. I’m grateful to officers for finding options which will help the people and properties of Hirael.”

 

Keith Jones, Gwynedd Councillor for Hirael added: “It’s important that residents are made aware of the risks that flooding and water damage can cause, and I ask local residents to attend the meeting to learn more about the risks of flooding, as well as asking any questions they may have.”

 

In addition, the study will take views from stakeholders which will contribute to the overall assessment process and the Council is eager to hear from local residents. Hirael residents and business owners are welcome to come along to the drop-in event at Clwb Hirael Club, from 2pm – 6pm on 25 April. Members of the public will have the opportunity to see what the options are so far, and allow them to ask Council officers any questions they may have as well as voicing their opinions.