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Update for Skewen Residents from Neath Port Talbot Council – Tuesday 20 April

20 April 2021

Update for Skewen Residents from Neath Port Talbot Council – Tuesday 20 April

Drainage works

From Wednesday 21 April, we will be starting works to repair a section of open concrete drainage on land next to the Cwrt Clwydi Gwyn Care Home, Drummau Road, Skewen. 

The work was identified during our investigations following the Goshen Park flooding incident in January. The repairs will help prevent further damage to the drainage channel and reduce the flood risk in that area.

There will be a temporary 40m one lane road closure between the care home and the railway bridge for the duration of the works which will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Temporary traffic lights will be in place to allow traffic to flow in both directions.

The full list of works include:

  • Site vegetation and tree clearance works.
  • Temporary diversion of the watercourse to accommodate the construction works
  • Foundation construction
  • Construction of gabion basket cascade
  • Construction of rock armour bank erosion protection across a length of circa 40m.
  • Removal and disposal of the existing length of open concrete channel
  • Construction of new fencing around open channel
  • Landscaping works and knotweed treatment

Road Diversion

We are still in the process of trying to establish agreement from the owners of the land over which an alternative access has been suggested. In addition to this, we are also undertaking a Cost Benefit Analysis which will include the financial costs, in addition to the environmental, highway safety and residential impacts associated with the creation of such an access. This analysis will also include the timescales associated with delivering a safe alternative access between Darran Park and Highland Gardens. We hope to publish the outcome of the assessment in the near future.

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