The areas identified for examination within the study are largely, but not entirely, defended by extensive coastal and river defences.
It is particularly relevant to note that many of the defence lengths associated with the areas under examination have been reconstructed in
the past 20 years, with associated improvements being provided in their Standard of Protection.
Initially the following four areas were identified for examination:
- Pensarn to Kinmel Bay (including the western embankment of the River Clwyd);
- Penrhyn Bay/Rhos-on-Sea;
- Llandudno North Shore;
- Llandudno West Shore.
These were later extended to include:
- Conwy Quay;
- Glan Conwy.
The landward limit of the study areas is described by the Indicative Floodplain Maps as identified by the Environment Agency in 2001 and indicated
in the following maps:
- Llandudno North and West Shores
- Pensarn to Kinmel Bay