Roath Flood Scheme goes before Scrutiny Committee

A scheme designed to stop Roath Brook from bursting its banks is to be reviewed by Cardiff Council's Environmental Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday. 

The Roath Flood Scheme has involved building flood walls, embankments, widening the river channel in Roath Brook Gardens and engineering work to increase the brook's flow capacity. The Roath Brook burst its banks most recently during high river flows in 2007 and 2009. 

The work has been carried out by Natural Resources Wales as part of a Flood Risk Management Plan at several locations between Roath Brook Gardens and the River Rhymney near Morrison's Supermarket on Newport Road. 

Chair of the Council's Environmental Scrutiny Committee, Cllr Ramesh Patel said: "Whilst this is a Natural Resources Wales scheme with no direct Council involvement, it is clear that there has been an impact on Council parks in the Penylan area, and this has generated concern in the local community. In view of this, it is right and proper that the scheme is scrutinized by Cardiff's Environmental Scrutiny Committee. I would encourage residents to contact me should they wish to give evidence to the Committee." 

The meeting will be webcast live and details of how to watch will be posted on Cardiff Council social media platforms closer to the date of the meeting.