CLWYD SOUTH’S LABOUR AM KEN SKATES has welcomed the announcement that almost £2m will be spent by the Welsh Government to help protect homes and businesses in Denbighshire against flooding.
The Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies, announced the investment last week, approving £1.8m for Denbighshire County Council’s proposed flood alleviation scheme in and around Corwen.
The project will help protect 80 properties and the A5 trunk road from the threat posed by Nant Cawrddu and Nant Pigyn.
AM KEN SKATES SAID: “The floods in St Asaph in November served as a stark reminder of the very real threat that flooding poses to our communities, and therefore I am delighted that the Welsh Labour Government is continuing to show its commitment to helping protect homes and businesses in North Wales.
“Over the last 10 years the Welsh Government has provided £14.5m for flood alleviation schemes in Denbighshire and I will continue to support our commitment to finding long-term solutions and increasing our protection against a problem which can have devastating effects on people’s lives.”