A section of one of the most popular cycle routes in Carmarthenshire is to be re-routed due to coastal flooding.

The rough, stony section of the Millennium Coastal Path in question, which is also a footpath, is at Morfa Bacas, just south of the Gateway Resort, Bynea.

Carmarthenshire Council now has planning permission to divert the route inland around the edge of small of a small area of saltmarsh.

Wales’ environment regulator Natural Resources Wales was initially concerned with the council’s planning application but was satisfied following the submission of a construction environment management plan.

The plan said the erosion of the area by the stony section was nearly complete, despite piecemeal repairs.

A council spokeswoman said: “Although planning permission has been granted, there are still a number of permissions and legal agreements that need to be concluded before a start date can be confirmed.”

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All costs for the work, she said, will be subject to standard procurement processes.

The cycle path hugs the Burry Inlet coastline and forms part of a popular Swansea to Llanelli ride along a national cycle network route stretching from London to Fishguard, Pembrokeshire.

The Millennium Coastal Path runs 13 miles from Bynea to Pembrey Country Park.

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