The £14M plans to defend the community of Mumbles from flooding and rising sea levels will now move towards construction, a phased approach from late this year to around summer 2024.

The 1.2km project – from Knab Rock slipway to Oystermouth Square – underwent a number of rounds of public consultation and secured planning approval in April.

The Mumbles Coastal Protection project aims to protect the community against flooding and rising tides – and to remodel the prom as a safe, modern, inclusive visitor attraction.

The proposals show more space for pedestrians and cyclists to share the prom with care, the protection of trees and more opportunities for play and relaxation.

Some existing defences are in a poor condition and the flood risk level is expected to increase in tandem with predicted sea level rises.

A lack of action would put a number of homes and businesses at risk. The new development will strengthen the sea wall and raise the height of key parts of it.

Views across the bay will be maintained – and the scheme looks to improve the prom to aid regeneration and tourism.

Work will include widening the existing promenade to create a segregated pedestrian footpath and cycleway. This will improve connectivity and accessibility, and promote sustainable active travel. Other public realm improvements include improved seating, views and connectivity, with enhanced hard and soft landscaping.