Work to begin on Coldbrook flood risk management scheme


Published 21 December 


Construction of a £2.9 million scheme to help alleviate flooding in the Coldbrook catchment of Barry will begin in January.

The Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme is being delivered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, with funding provided by Welsh Government, European Regional Development Funding, Natural Resources Wales and the Council. 

A range of works will be undertaken to help alleviate flooding and improve the capacity of the watercourse, including the repair of damaged sections, widening channels, clearing debris, widening and improvement of culvert entries, provision of new overflow and interceptor drains, new ditches to collect overland flows and direct water into the drainage systems, and the construction of a flood storage area.

Main scheme contractor Dyer & Butler will begin work early in the New Year. The overall scheme is due to be completed by October 2016.

During the course of the works, a Community Liaison Coordinator will be available at the main site office on Brock Street to discuss any concerns residents may have, and a quarterly newsletter will be distributed to provide updates on where works are underway or planned. Updates will also be available at

Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Visible and Leisure Services, said: “The Council has been promoting a scheme to protect over 200 homes and three schools from flooding in the Coldbrook catchment since the devastation caused by flash flooding in July 2007. Construction work on this scale will inevitably cause some disruption to residents and we would thank those affected for their patience as we work to protect the wider community from flooding.”