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Ystradgynlais flood relief plans shown by Environment Agency Wales

River Tawe at Ystradgynlais
Image caption The river Tawe has flooded in the past at Ystradgynlais

Plans to reduce the risk of flooding in Powys have been unveiled.

Environment Agency Wales wants to bring in improvements at Ystradgynlais to protect 228 homes and 12 businesses near the river Tawe.

The agency says many people in the town have suffered serious flooding from the river in the past, most recently at Heol Giedd in 1998.

Plans go on show at the town's Welfare Hall, Brecon Road, on Monday between 14:30-18:30 BST.

Officials want to replace parts of the wall on Heol Giedd, College Row and Pantyffynnon Road.

A new flood wall will also be constructed along the river bank next to Heol Glantawe and Tawe Park.

A planning application is due to be submitted to Powys council in May with work likely to begin later this year.

Agency specialists will attend the event to answer any questions and listen to people's views.

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