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Future phases


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Old Colwyn coastal defence
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Due to the difficulty in securing funding for the whole scheme, this project will be completed in separate phases.

How we prioritise

We have assessed the risks along the Old Colwyn frontage so we can prioritise the work. The eastern section from Rotary Way to Splash Point (by Colwyn Bay Arches) is the most at risk of collapse, so we will prioritise this section ahead of the western section from Rotary Way to Porth Eirias.

The scheme includes raising the promenade, which we have already done on the Colwyn Bay section from Porth Eirias to the Horizon Shine kiosk. This will help protect the promenade from seawater coming over the top during storms. We need to build the rock barricade first on the other side of the seawall, because this will support and protect the higher promenade.

At the moment, we don’t plan to spend significant funds improving the promenade at its current low level, because this work would be wasted if we successfully secure funding to complete the whole scheme.

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