Vale of Glamorgan Council hold flood risk talks
10:10am Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A MEETING of senior officers of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the Environment Agency Wales took place at the council’s Alps Depot in Wenvoe on February 19, to consider recent flooding events in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Officers from the EAW work closely with the council on the management of flood risk, and this relationship is now even more important due to the council’s new role, under the Flood and Water Management Act, as Lead Local Flood Authority.
The focus of the meeting was to review the position of each organisation in relation to a number of homes being flooded because of the severe wet weather in November and December last year, and to establish a closer working relationship in to address the flood risk in these areas in the future.
Of particular concern was the flooding of a number of residential and commercial properties in Boverton.
It was agreed that the organisations would consider various options to reduce flood risk including revisiting previous plans to increase the size of the highway culvert on Boverton Road, and that this particular option would be reviewed.
Miles Punter, the council’s director of visible services and housing, said: “This was a very positive meeting where a range of possible options to assist in managing flood risk at a range of locations across the Vale were discussed.
Phill Pickersgill, flood and coastal risk manager at the Environment Agency Wales, said: “We have put measures in place to reduce the risk of flooding at a variety of locations throughout the Vale.”