Complete the form below to ask us a question or make an enquiry. We’ll get back to you via phone or email as soon as possible.


What is the Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy?

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

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor
What is the Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy?

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


What is the Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management 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.


What new measures are in the Welsh flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy?

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.


How does this affect park owners?

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


Find out more

For any further support orguidance on this matter, or similar Parks matter, please contact our specialist Parks team who will be happy to provide bespoke advice and guidance.

Contact our legal experts


Company & Industry

Related Insights


Key Points to Consider When Selling a Farm or Land in the UK

Posted on 27th February 2024 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Residential Property

It always serves to do some basic groundwork ahead of a sale of your land, whether that sale is imminent or not. Prior preparation can facilitate a smooth sale at the agreed price, rather than having to deal with the disappointment of delays and price adjustments down the line.

Posted by

Josh Gilbert

Partner & Solicitor

Public rights of way over private land: what are they?

Posted on 01st November 2023 in Rural Property & Countryside Matters, Property Litigation

One of the joys of living in the southwest is the access to the countryside that can be enjoyed. Many people will make regular use of the network of paths and trails - for the morning dog walk, for a lengthy weekend ramble or perhaps for something as simple as a shortcut to school – without ever giving their existence much thought.

Posted by

Joanne Young

Senior Associate & Solicitor