Resort's flood prevention scheme costs rise.
THE cost of a multi-million-pound project to prevent ooding in a popular Welsh seaside resort has spiralled.
Council leaders in the Vale of Glamorgan are being asked to approve PS2.3m spending on ood prevention in Barry next year and a further PS2m in 2015-16.
e latest gures show that the overall scheme will cost PS474,000 more than originally planned.
Work is already under way in a bid to prevent a repeat of ooding in Coldbrook and has included the removal of trees to widen the existing water course and reduce the ground level.
Rob Curtis, cabinet member for the environment and visible services said: "e revised catchment model, produced following the latest guidance provided by Natural Resources Wales, identies an even higher level of ood risk within the catchment than previously predicted. e original scheme design would have delivered a reduction in ood risk but not to the desired one in 100 year, plus 20% climate change allowance, standard of service.
"A complete review of the scheme design was therefore undertaken to establish the performance of the proposed scheme. e new redesigned scheme now incorporates increased storage capacity in the upper catchment."
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|Publication:||Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Jul 12, 2014|
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