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Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy updated

Posted on 05th January 2021 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Parks

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Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor
Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy updated

The Welsh Government finalised their policy and strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management on 5th November 2020, replacing the previous 2011 strategy.

This Strategy sets out how the Welsh Government intends to manage the risks from flooding and coastal erosion across Wales, through set objectives and measures over the 10 year life of the document.

Across Wales over 245,000 properties are at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water with almost 400 properties also at risk from coastal erosion. As the climate changes these risks are expected to increase, with more frequent and severe floods, rising sea levels and faster rates of erosion of the coast. This is likely to mean more communities will be affected by flooding and coastal erosion, including some that are not currently considered to be at risk.

New measures will include publishing half yearly maps detailing flood risks from all sources; how those risks will be better communicated, and improvements to the preparation and response to climate change in the future. It is anticipated that the first map will be published early this year.

These policy changes and new measures will have particular relevance to Welsh parks who are in flood risk zones.

 

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