Coastal flood and erosion risk management in Wales

The Welsh Government published its National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in 2011 and four Shoreline Management Plans provide greater insight into the risks of coastal flooding and erosion with suggested approaches to manage the risks.

The report published by the Auditor General on 21 July 2016 considers the progress made by the Welsh Government and its partners on flood and coastal erosion risk management.

The Public Accounts Committee considered the Auditor General’s report and undertook a short inquiry at the end of the autumn 2016 term.

The Committee agreed to publish this report after the Local Government elections on 4 May 2017. As many of the issues are pertinent to Local Authorities, we wanted to allow incoming Authorities full opportunity to consider our recommendations. Following the announcement on 18 April 2017 of the UK General Election to be held on 8 June 2017, the Committee agreed to further defer publication until after this election.

Evidence Session

Date, agenda and Minutes



1. Welsh Local Government Association and Natural Resources Wales

28 November 2016

Read transcript of Evidence Session 1 (PDF 280KB)

Watch Evidence Session 1 on Senedd TV

2. Welsh Government

12 December 2016

Read transcript of Evidence Session 2 (PDF 236KB)

Watch Evidence Session 2 on Senedd TV


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First published: 21/07/2016