‘Blight’ fear for coast house prices

Thousands of people living on the coast could see the value of their homes fall as the Welsh government agrees to stop defending some properties from the sea.

Defences in 48 areas will no longer be maintained putting 1,300 homes at risk of being lost.

Homeowners say the plan will have a “disastrous impact” and will leave them unable to sell their homes.

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant said some residents could be relocated.

BBC Wales’ Week In Week Out programme has found that shoreline management plans for affected areas shows homeowners might be unaware of the risks and the impact the plan will have on the value of their property.

Tim Rogers reports from Newton near Porthcawl, Bridgend county.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-29803438