will benefit from this nationally important scheme
The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme is the largest flood defence project in Scotland and one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, protecting communities in Grangemouth, Wholeflats, Glensburgh, Langlees, Carron, Carronshore and Stirling Road, Camelon.
The scheme was identified as the highest priority given the potentially huge costs if an extreme flood event were to occur. Whilst other parts of Scotland have been significantly affected by flooding over the last 5 years, Grangemouth has fortunately avoided significant flooding.
Works are planned along the River Carron from Stirling Road to the Port, on the Grange Burn from Beancross to the Port and on the River Avon from Wholeflats Road to the Firth of Forth with coastal defences along the estuary frontage.
The project team are currently developing the outline design and plan to consult further with the public and affected stakeholders in 2022/23 prior to the statutory publication of the final scheme in early 2023.