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RCT Council to Begin Advanced Ecology Works as Part of a Flood Alleviation Scheme

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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will soon begin advanced ecology works as part of a Flood Alleviation Scheme for Cwmaman.

Last month, the Council published a statutory notice signalling its intention to start land drainage improvement works as part of the wider Scheme.

The proposed works will involve modifying an existing weir on an upper catchment to store flood water reducing the risk of flooding in the area of Glanaman Road, alleviating flood risk to residential properties and critical infrastructure sites.

Ahead of the main works starting, advanced ecology mitigation works will take place within the works area located on the Nant Aman Fawr, 0.5km away from the nearest residential area – a process which will begin shortly.

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, said:

“Parts of Cwmaman are identified as at risk of flooding, and the planned Flood Alleviation Scheme demonstrates the Council’s commitment to investing in the right areas to improve and safeguard local communities

“Following the statutory notice for the proposed works being published by the Council last month, the next stage of the Scheme will see advanced ecology works take place on site.

“Progress with this project is further positive news for Cwmaman as good progress continues to be made by contractors delivering the new £7.2m community primary school to serve the area.”