People living in Fairbourne are invited to attend a public drop in session to find out more about the latest proposals from Environment Agency Wales to reduce flood risk in the village.
There are over 400 properties at risk of flooding in Fairbourne from the River Mawddach, the River Henddol and the sea.
The Agency has carried out an in-depth assessment into how best to protect the area from flooding, and plans to strengthen both tidal and river defences to protect local people.
The Agency would also like people’s views on the creation of a new wetland area, on the land to the north east of Fairbourne Holiday Village, as part of the project.
This would act as both a flood storage area and new habitat to benefit wildlife.
People can view the latest proposals at the Fairbourne Community Hall, Fairbourne, from 26 July – 09 August.
Agency officers will also be available to discuss the proposals and hear people’s views on the new wetlands proposal on Friday 03 August between the hours of 12pm – 5:30pm.
Meic Davies, from Environment Agency Wales said:
“Many people in the area will be only too aware of how flooding can have a devastating impact on a community – as many nearby villages saw last month.
“This scheme will help reduce the risk of flooding for the people in Fairbourne, and at the same time will provide recreational environmental benefits which will allow local wildlife to thrive.”
The proposed scheme will be supported by funds from the European Regional Development Fund.