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The frequently asked questions page has been updated to address comments the project team have been receiving. We would encourage everyone to review this page.









will benefit from this nationally important scheme


Historic Flooding

Grangemouth has suffered from historical flooding events. The last major flood event occurred in 1959, and resulted in substantial flooding. Following this event, a Flood Relief Channel was constructed to alleviate flood risk to Grangemouth. Since then there have been a number of near misses with water levels centimetres from causing flooding



The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme is being taken forward by Falkirk Council to alleviate the risk of river and coastal flooding within Grangemouth and the surrounding areas and aims to provide multiple additional benefits. Once complete, the Scheme will be the largest in Scotland and one of the most significant in the UK.


Following a detailed appraisal of the many different flood risk management options a preferred scheme was identified. The preferred scheme comprises flood defence walls and embankments, raised lock gates and a flow regulation structure to make more efficient use of the existing flood relief channel


Consultation is a key component to the successful delivery of the scheme, the project team will aim to engage with all stakeholders using a variety of techniques.

Consultation events will take place at various stages in the project, and will include a series of engagement activities with key stakeholders and the public throughout the delivery of the scheme.

The project team aim to ensure consultation is consistent, coordinated and comprehensive, such that positive and negative feedback associated with the scheme’s proposals can be effectively incorporated or mitigated.

Your comments are very important and we are keen to hear your views on the scheme. With your support we hope to deliver a high quality scheme protecting the community for decades to come whilst leaving a legacy for future generations.


  • 2020

    Outline design, prepare scheme documentation, ground investigations, consultation

  • 2021

    Continue consultation, ground investigations, publish scheme, resolve objections

  • 2022

    Scheme confirmed and deemed planning granted. Commence detailed design

  • 2023

    Continue consultation and engagement, detailed design, commence advance works

  • 2024 - 2034

    Continue consultation and engagement, main construction works undertaken



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Abbotsford House

Davids Loan





Tel: 01324 506070

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