Pwllheli Flood Risk Management Project

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Managing flooding in Pwllheli

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is exploring options to more effectively manage the long-term flood risk to Pwllheli and surrounding communities. We are keen to explain about the long term flood risk to the community and how this project provides an opportunity to address these risks.

Flood Risk in Pwllheli

Parts of Pwllheli are at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea. It is anticipated future flood risks, particularly from the coast, could be significant. As the climate changes, we will face more frequent storms, as well as rising sea levels. This will put increased pressure on the flood defences and could impact how they perform. Maintaining today’s level of flood protection for people and homes is a challenge.

Our Work

The project builds on previous projects and studies and will involve assessing a range of long-term options to reduce the risk of river and sea flooding to the local community. We will take into account a range of factors for the options we consider such as sustainability, viability, and affordability. We are committed to working with nature and exploring opportunities to create new habitats and improve the biodiversity in the area. There may be opportunities to regenerate the existing flood defence and associated public space, providing wider benefits for the local community. We want to work together to find solutions that can offer a sustainable future for Pwllheli.

Keeping in touch

We will provide project updates on this webpage and on the project consultation hub webpage at:

Managing flooding in Pwllheli

Please get in touch if you’d like to find out more and to share your views with us as well as to register for future progress updates:


Tel: 0300 065 3000

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