Llanmaes residents must get answers on flood prevention funds

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has called on the Welsh Government to provide answers on funding for flood prevention schemes, after concerns were raised that it is not forthcoming.


In a joint meeting on the proposed Northern Access Road to the Aston Martin site, Mr Davies recently discussed the issue with members of Llantwit Major Town Council and Llanmaes Community Council.


The Welsh Government announced 400,000 in funding in March last year, but local residents are concerned this is dependent on the Northern Access Road being completed.


Mr Davies raised these issues in the Senedd on Tuesday 7th March, and asked that the Minister responsible clarified the situation.


In response, Leader of the House Jane Hutt confirmed that the money would be spent in Llanmaes – and Mr Davies has urged the Welsh Government to clarify the timescale and ensure that the project goes ahead as soon as possible.


Mr Davies said, “Flooding has been a prevalent issue in Llanmaes for a long time – and local residents are rightly concerned about it.


“It was good to discuss this with the Community Council, and it is vital the money is not dependent on the Northern Access Road.


“It was pleasing to hear that the money will be spent, but we need to know when it will be made available. I’ll keep pushing the Welsh Government on this to ensure that we deliver a solution as soon as possible.”