The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme will reduce the risk of coastal flooding in the Garford Road area of East Rhyl.

The East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme is led by Denbighshire County Council, with support from the Welsh Government. Balfour Beatty has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver the Coastal Defence Scheme, and is currently working with Denbighshire County Council, and the Environmental and Engineering Consultancy JBA Consulting through early design and development works.

The project will involve the construction of a rock revetment structure immediately in front of the existing sea wall, with improvements to the existing wall over a length of around four hundred metres, from Splash Point heading East.

The East Rhyl Project will expand upon the recently completed flood storage works completed by Denbighshire County Council since the coastal flood event in 2013.

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Statutory Consents - Planning Permission and Marine Licence

Denbighshire County Council applied for Planning Permission for the Construction of the East Rhyl Coastal Defence works under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 in December of 2018. Denbighshire County Council also applied for a Marine Licence for the Construction of the works under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 in January of 2019

These applications followed Public Consultation events held in Rhyl across October and November 2019.

Planning Permission has been granted as of 25/04/2019. A Marine Licence was granted on 05/07/2019

This page contains the Planning Permission decision notice, Statement of Decision on EIA Development (with respect to planning application), the Marine Licence and the Statement of Decision on EIA Development (with respect to planning application). Also contained within are background documents to the original application.  For further information please refer to the Denbighshire County Council planning portal and NRW Marine Licence Portal

Planning Permission

Statement of Decision on EIA Development




Marine Licence

Written Confirmation on the EIA Decision

Marine Licence

Site Notice 

Site Notice published in Welsh is available below:

Site Notice published in English is available below:

Project Drawings

General Arrangement Drawing (Work in Progress): 

Typical Defence Section (Work in Progress):

Rock Armour Details (Work in Progress):

Site Boundary (PreMitigation):

Site Boundary (Mitigated):

Environmental Statement

Non Technical Summary (Welsh): 

Non Technical Summary (English):

East Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme -

Environmental Statement: 

Appendix A and Appendix B:

Non Technical Summary + Site Plan

Appendix C:

EIA Scoping Report

Appendix D:

Scoping Opinions

Appendix E:



Appendix F Part 1:

Detailed Designs

Appendix F Part 2:

Detailed Designs

Appendix G:

Construction Strategy

Appendix H:

Coastal Processes

Appendix I:


Appendix J:


Appendix K Part 1:


Appendix K Part 2:


Appendix L:

Traffic and Transport

Appendix M Part 1:

Construction Effects

Appendix M Part 2:

Construction Effects

Appendix M Part 3:

Construction Effects

Appendix M Part 4:

Construction Effects

Appendix N:

Climate Change

Design Access and Planning Statement

Design Access and Planning Statement is available below: