A number of options for a new road through or around Newgale are to be unveiled at public consultation meetings next week.

The options include a hard sea defence structure or elevating the road to the same height to be built on an embankment or on a viaduct. (Option Two).

There is also an option for a completely new road alignment.

However, hydrodynamic modelling for Option Two shows that any defence or road would have to be some six metres (about 20 feet) above the existing road.

As this is likely to have an adverse effect on the landscape, part of the meetings will be given over to gauging public reaction to such a large structure.

The options are a result of an ongoing detailed analysis of the coastal processes that affect Newgale which is extremely vulnerable to flooding.

Called the WelTAG study, it is due to be completed at the end of the year.

The public consultation will take place at Solva Memorial Hal between 5 pm and 8 pm on Thursday, 20thOctober and between 10 am and 4 pm on Friday, 21st October.

The meetings have been arranged by consultants Atkins who are preparing a masterplan with the aim of considering a new vision for Newgale should the existing main access route be relocated.

It is anticipated that follow-up meetings will take place in mId-December and in the New Year.

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