Residents living near to massive sea defence works are being warned about late night noise as contractors work to tide times.

Cllr Brian Jones, Denbighshire council’s lead member for waste, transport and the environment, said he wanted to make sure people living in east Rhyl were aware of the works, which will step up from next week.

A massive programme of sea defence construction is underway led by contractors Balfour Beatty and some of it will have to be done after midnight because of tidal patterns.

The £18m East Rhyl Coastal Development scheme  was approved by Denbighshire council in June last year and details of the works can be found on the council’s website.

However Cllr Jones decided to draw up a leaflet for residents, detailing what will happen, after enquiries about noise from the site within the last fortnight – and the imminent start of piling work which will drive supports deep into the ground.

He told the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS): “The works progressing on Rhyl east flood scheme do have Denbighshire council planning approval and raw materials have been arriving on site.

“The works will revolve around the tidal flow, so because of that deliveries of raw materials will carry on through the evenings.”

The raw materials will include huge boulders used to form rock armour defences.

He said: “Next week piling and drilling into the beds below will start in line with the tidal flow.

“That will create noise but none of that will be above the decibel ratings permitted – and was was covered in the planning permission.

“Some of it will be outside of normal hours and all of this information is on the Denbighshire council website.

“However flood wardens will be dropping off leaflets to households in the area explaining exactly what is going on.

“I think it’s key the community gets the information in a plain format that’s easily accessible.”

Information will continue to be sent out for the length of the project said Cllr Jones, who pledged to set up drop-in sessions for locals at a local venue “in the near future”.

Balfour Beatty has also appointed Paul Smith as a community liaison officer and his office can be found at the site.

You can find out about the work and the schedule at: