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Flintshire MP criticises council over Mold flood defences

DAVID Hanson is calling on Flintshire County Council to prioritise its flood protection schemes and act fast in order to protect homes.

The Delyn MP wrote to the authority and Welsh Water in March about the lack of progress on the proposed Mold flood alleviation scheme.

“I remain astonished by the lack of action to complete this promised scheme and the failure to protect the homes and residents of Cae Bracty,” he told the Chronicle.

“Since I became MP for Delyn I know the area has flooded on at least four occasions.

“Despite this, Welsh Water has not visited the site in three years and the first stage of the works on the scheme are not due to commence until this time next year.”

He added: “We need decisive action to protect the homes of those living in Cae Bracty. The people of Mold deserve better.”

A council spokesman said: “This location will continue to be susceptible to flooding during rainfall until the Mold flood alleviation scheme is implemented.

“It is envisaged site works will commence in April or May 2013.”

But a Welsh Water spokesman said the first phase of the scheme ‘will have very little impact’ on flooding problems at Cae Bracty, which are expected to continue until the completion of the £4.6m project.