Roath flood scheme designs on display

Local people, business owners and park users are invited to drop by and view design proposals for the Roath flood scheme at the latest in a series of public events by Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

At the drop in session, people will be able to find out more about the risk of flooding to the area and see artist impressions of how the scheme might look.

After the event, NRW will consider people’s responses to the options before applying to Cardiff Council for planning permission for the scheme.

Gareth O’Shea, SE Wales Head of Operations, for Natural Resources Wales said:

“We’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to come along to our events and share with us information about the area and feedback on our plans.

“This next stage will give people an opportunity to get a better idea of what the scheme might look like and how it will help to reduce flooding to their homes and businesses.

"Our assessment has showed us that up to 440 homes and businesses in the Roath area, are at risk of flooding, so we’re keen to get the scheme off the ground get the work underway to reassure local people.

“As part of the scheme, we’ll also be looking to explore opportunities to improve community areas for local people and improve habitats to help wildlife thrive. We welcome feedback and ideas from people about how best we can do this.”  

The drop in session will take place at Marlborough Primary School, on Monday 8th September between 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Areas that will be affected by the proposals include Penylan Road, Roath Brook Gardens, Roath Mill Gardens, Waterloo Gardens, Railway Gardens (including the Sandies and Minster Gardens), Colchester Avenue and Ipswich Road.

Over the last 18 months, NRW has been holding events to gather local information and hear people’s first hand experiences of flooding in these areas.

It has also secured funding from Welsh Government to proceed with a scheme.

Current plans for the scheme include sensitively designed flood walls and embankments landscaped into the parkland between Penylan Road and where the Roath Brook and River Rhymney meet near Morrisons supermarket.

Improvements are planned to the river channel itself, and highway bridges to increase the capacity of the river during periods of heavy rainfall.

The design proposals for the scheme will also be available to view in the foyer of Penylan Library from 9th September to 15th September.

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