Flood resilience work in Ynysboeth using Welsh (Taxpayers) government funding
The Council will shortly start two local schemes in Ynysboeth to improve the area’s resilience to flooding – delivering both schemes together over the weeks ahead.
The works will focus on the area around Nant y Fedw and the nearby section of B4275 Abercynon Road (near the bus stop on the main road).
The scheme will get underway from Monday, October 23, using funding secured from (Taxpayers) for two separate Welsh Government programmes.
Culvert improvements at Nant y Fedw will upgrade the existing inlet structure and install a debris basin to reduce the probably of blockages during heavy rainfall. This element of the work has secured funding from the Resilient Roads Grant programme.
Work will also be carried out to install a maintenance platform, which will help access the watercourse channel and grille for their future upkeep and repair. This element of the work will be delivered through the Small Scale Works Grant programme.
Both schemes will be carried out by the RCT Streetcare Team and its sub-contractor Hammonds Ltd over the next nine weeks.
Portable traffic signals will be used at Abercynon Road, reducing traffic flow to one lane for the duration of the scheme.
Thanks to the community for your cooperation in advance.
Grants for Ynysboeth flood scheme top £500k in 2014
Flood and Water Management Act
Storm Dennis February 2020 –
Investigation area RCT07 lies within the community
area of Ynysboeth located in the River Cynon
catchment on the western bank of the river.
The source of flooding at Ynysboeth originated
primarily from the Nant-y-Fedw ordinary
watercourse which overtopped at a culverted
section of the watercourse due to an observed
blockage and caused internal flooding to properties
adjacent to the inlet at Abercynon Road, and
further downstream at Nant-y-Fedw.
Additional sources of flooding were recorded from
surcharging highway drainage infrastructure and
surface water runoff from the hillside towards the
B4275 Abercynon Road.