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Coastal Defence and Shoreline Management Plan


Conwy County is famous for its 73km long coastline, which draws visitors from around the world to a World Heritage Site, Blue Flag beaches and historic Victorian promenades. For the eighty percent of Conwy's population who live in the coastal strip, it is an integral part of daily life. We may think of the shoreline as being a fixed boundary, but without human intervention in the form of Coastal Defence, the location of the shoreline would be constantly changing in response to tidal processes.

The Environment - Technical Group carries out Coastal Defence duties for the Council, which include preventing coastal erosion in accordance with our duties as the Maritime District Council under the Coast Protection Act 1949 and the Shoreline Management Plan.  Many sea defences also have a role in preventing coastal flooding. 

Conwy County Borough Council are committed to supporting the Welsh Assembly's Government's aims and objectives to reduce the risk to people and the developed and natural environment from flooding and coastal erosion.

For further information, please click on the link below to access our Policy Statement of the Council's approach to flood and coastal defence in our area.

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  • Coastal Repair Works 16/07/2014

    The winter storms of 2013/14 caused significant damage to the coastal defences around the Conwy coastline and the Council received £3.8 million in funding from the Welsh Government to repair and reinforce those areas at risk in 13 specific locations.

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Conwy County Borough Council,
Bodlondeb, Conwy,
North Wales, LL32 8DU.
Telephone: 01492 574000
Fax: 01492 574559
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