Update on repairs to the sea wall in Denbighshire
Plans are being put in place to repair the sections of sea wall that were damaged during last week’s storm surge which left communities across the North Wales coast and areas elsewhere in the UK inundated with sea water.
At Splash Point, where the waves eroded the embankment, the Council will be installing a newly designed sea defence wall. The style will be similar to the one installed recently at Foryd harbour. The new units will be manufactured over the next couple of weeks, and installed after Christmas.
A section of the main sea wall snapped off near the golf Rhyl club. This will be repaired as soon as possible, by casting a new piece of concrete in-situ. In the meantime, a row of giant sandbags have been installed as an extra defence. The extra protection should be sufficient for all but the most extreme events.
Work will also be carried out on the wall at the end of Garford Road. The Council is clearing up rubble today, and installing some temporary reinforced concrete blocks. At the same time, work is underway on the permanent solution. This will comprise a bespoke reinforced concrete sectional wall, with a stone finish for aesthetic reasons. The permanent wall will be in place before the January high tides.
Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member for Environment, Councillor David Smith, said: “Our engineers have been out assessing the damage and the options to repair the sections of wall that were damaged – if not destroyed – in the extreme tidal surge on Thursday. “We are working quickly, so that we can provide those affected with some peace of mind at the earliest opportunity. Our main focus at the moment continues to be providing help to all of the people who have been affected by the storm.”