Apologies for dragging up this thread from 2015 however recent news reports indicate the Village’s future is limited and wonder what do we expect to happen?
BBC News – UKs first Climate refugees
The Guardian- the villagers who could be Britain’s first climate refugees
Daily Post- North Wales village set to be the first in the UK to be made extinct by the sea
In short the council/government will not be ploughing any more money into sea defences to protect the village, it has as R4’s PM show describes, “been decommissioned” and the town is being “run down” over the next 15-25 years.
House prices have fallen through the floor and the residents are up in arms about the situation they find themselves in.
Now I recognise that in 20-25 years’ time a large majority of the current ACC members may well have moved on from the RAFAC so is a problem for a different generation, it is of course not a problem for a CFAV at all, but wonder does anyone have any ideas what the likely future will be of the Fairbourne NACATC site?
Although I expect policy to avoid its use during “storm season” to avoid any likelihood of being flooded on camp, will the RAFAC/RAF/MOD continue to fund this centre given its time-limited future?
By fund I mean invest in its upkeep and maintenance? I haven’t visited Fairbourne (or Llanbedr, but have been to Windermere a few times) so can’t comment on its condition but do we think the centre will be maintained up to the point of eviction? Or will those with the purse strings see the time limit on any investment and let the centre slowly fall apart?
Do you think the centre will remain open until the bitter end?
Is are we in the final years of a Welsh NACATC?
Will there be a replacement – what are the alternatives?