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We didn't dredge on sandbank.

ACCUSATIONS dredging took place on an offshore site believed to protect a town from flooding have been strongly denied by a local authority.

Conwy County Council says it never used sand and shingle from Constable Bank, in Llandudno Bay, to bolster Colwyn Bay beach.

An email to all councillors from, Ian Turner, former chair of campaign group Restore Our Beach made the allegations.

Many people believe the sand bar off Llandudno dissipates tides and protects the town from strong currents and potential flooding, with Mr Turner calling it "Mother Nature's natural barrier from the elements".

"By dredging 500,000 tonnes of sand off it, Conwy County Borough Council have destroyed a huge part of our natural sea defence system," he said.

Ken Finch, strategic director for Conwy County Council, responded quickly to the email, which was copied in to Daily Post reporters, senior executives and all 59 county councillors.

"CCBC did not dredge Constable Bank in relation to the Colwyn Bay beach scheme," he said.

"Nor has it dredged it for any other purpose.

"The actual area dredged was area 457 which is some distance from Constable Bank."

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Date:Apr 2, 2015
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