Rhiwbina Flood Defence Scheme

What is the Rhiwbina Flood Defence Scheme?
The Rhiwbina Flood Defence Scheme is a project that will greatly improve local resilience to the type of flood events that have afflicted this popular area of Cardiff in recent years. It is a key part of the Council’s vision to improve the quality of residents’ local environment and this scheme will deliver significant improvements to the Rhiwbina area.

Why do we need a flood defence scheme?
In 2009, homes in Rhiwbina were hit by floods after the streams running through the area burst their banks. In response to this significant event, Cardiff Council is promoting a capital scheme to reduce the flooding that has hit the area ten times in the last 20 years.

Will this put an end to flooding in the area?
This is a flood defence scheme so although it will greatly reduce the risk of flooding, we can not guarantee that it will stop flooding altogether during the extreme weather events.

When will work begin?
Consultant Engineers and specialist Ecologists have been in the area from October 2012 carrying out preparatory survey works. Construction worphoto 1-1 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5k is expected to start in the summer of 2013 with completion due by the end of the year. Rhiwbina residents and the general public will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of designs at convenient locations early in the new year.

How is the scheme funded?
The scheme is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Welsh Government and Cardiff Council.

Where can you find out more?
Please visit the website www.cardiff.gov.uk/floodscheme, email floodscheme@cardiff.gov.uk or you can view the project summary documents in Rhiwbina Library. Please note that the document is for reference only, so you will not be able to remove it from the Library.

How can you provide feedback from the scheme?
You can comment on the scheme in one of two ways:

  • In person, at the exhibitions on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February
  • Download a form, fill it in and email it to: floodscheme@cardiff.gov.uk
  • Pick up a form at one of our exhibitions and return it by post to: Rhiwbina Flood Defence Scheme Project, City Services, Cardiff Council, Brindley Road Highway Depot, Cardiff. CF11 8TX
Information from Cardiff Council