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£11m flood plan for Denbighshire

Published date: 30 July 2014 |
Published by: Shane Brennan
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AN £11million flood plan for Denbighshire is set to be put to Cardiff lawmakers.
 
The plan has been drawn up in response to floods which hit St Asaph and the Glasdir estate in Ruthin in 2012, and saw hundreds of homes and business flooded.
 
Data shows similar events are 'likely to occur with increasing frequency'.
Addressing yesterday’s meeting of the cabinet, Cllr David Smith, who is the lead member for the public realm welcomed the report.
 
He said: “The issue for us is have we got the capital? 
 
“It is a tough time financially for councils and it rests with the highways budget. This is a good report and it highlights who is responsible for what area.”
 
“In Wales we are considered a good example of how to deal with floods both during and after the event. In Denbighshire we have got it down to a fine art.”
 
A spokesperson for the Glasdir residents said: “It is heartening to see the council take flood risk seriously. It seems there has been a steep learning curve since November 2012. 
 
“We hope that they will respond appropriately and quickly to any future event. We are assured in Glasdir that the new defences which are nearing completion will prevent any future flooding.”

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