Village of the DAMMED: Entire Welsh village to be ‘decommissioned’ and its population forced to move after government warns it will be lost to the sea
Under threat: The village of Fairbourne in west Wales is to be left to the mercy of the sea under council plans which campaigners from the area are opposed to
- Villagers furious over plans to abandon sea defence maintenance for the picturesque village of Fairbourne, Wales
- They say property prices have nose-dived and businesses are struggling because the village could be left to the sea
- Campaigner says the plans are based on ‘aggressive’ sea level forecasts which don’t take into account other views
- Residents are trying to pay for legal action to review the council plans and want compensation if they are moved
Residents of a Welsh coastal resort have been left trapped in their homes by council plans to abandon sea defences and allow their village to be swallowed up by the sea.
People living in picturesque Fairbourne in Cardigan Bay are digging in for a bitter legal battle against plans to ‘decommission’ their village and flood their streets with sea water.
They are fighting the plans they say are based ‘nonsensical’ predictions and demanding compensation over moves to move them.