THE 1km pipe which will deliver new sand to Rhos-on-Sea beach was successfully floated and sunk to the seabed yesterday morning (June 23).

In July, a dredger which will fix onto a floating pipe attached to the sunken pipe, and pump approximately one million tonnes of sand onto the beach.

This part of the long-awaited coastal defence work at the beach, which involves building a new rock groyne and importing this sand in front of the existing sea wall.


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The West Promenade at Rhos-on-Sea will also be widened to make space for improved pedestrian and cycling routes, play areas, seating and planting.

Last month, a Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “This sea defence work is essential to protect Rhos-on-Sea in the future.

“We’re importing the sand during the summer months because the work requires calm seas and we have to avoid the overwintering birds season.

“The promenade work will continue over the winter and we expect the whole scheme to be finished by spring 2023.”