FLOOD defence work to protect homes and businesses in Kinmel Bay has started.
The work will help reduce the risk of a repeat of the flooding which took place in December last year.
Conwy County Council was awarded £1.28m from the Welsh Government to undertake the works, which will see beach levels replenished and other improvements designed to protect local homes and businesses from the sea.
Clwyd West AM Darren Millar said: “I am delighted that this work is finally underway.
"I know that residents have been extremely concerned that their homes could be hit by flooding again and reducing the risk of floods will certainly help to give them peace of mind.
"Whilst nobody can control the weather, we can is ensure that the best protection from flooding is in place.
“The residents and businesses of Kinmel Bay who were affected by the floods can now rebuild their lives knowing that action has been taken to give them the protection they deserve.”
The work will take approximately six weeks to complete, involving replenishing the beach shingle material on the upper beach, between Golden Sands Caravan Park and Sunnyvale Caravan Park.
25,000m³ of shingle material will be imported at a cost of approximately £1.28million.
Cllr Mike Priestley, Conwy County Council's cabinet Member for Highways, Environment & Sustainabilty said: “I’m pleased that work is now underway. Flooding is devastating to communities and the sooner we replace the materials swept away by this winter’s storms the better for everyone’s peace of mind.
"We‘re grateful to Welsh Government for providing 100 funding for this work, which will help reduce the risk of flooding to businesses and homes in the area.”