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Phase Two of Coastal Defence Works is Underway

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Minister visits Borth to open town’s coastal defence works

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant today visited Borth, in Ceredigion, to officially open phase two of coastal defence works, which aims to better protect over 400 homes, as well as vital rail infrastructure and local road links in the area.

The old coastal defences at Borth were constructed during the early 1970s and after 40 years the lifespan of the defences have reached an end.

A number of studies were undertaken, following concerns raised by both local residents and Ceredigion County Council, which found that without replacing the old defences, homes and businesses on the sea front could be severely affected by the erosion of the sea front.

The Minister will see for himself the second phase of the work, which has extended the defence from the northern limit of phase one and a new slipway to replace the existing one.

SOURCE: gov.wales