Protecting the environment

A top priority for all major construction projects these days is care for the environment.  That means carrying out the works with the minimum of disruption to local wildlife and vegetation.

In order to comply with the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, Falkirk Council commissioned an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) for the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme. 

The EIA considers the impact of the scheme and proposed mitigation under a number of headings, namely:

  • Wildlife and biodiversity

  • Air quality

  • Noise and vibration

  • Landscape and cultural heritage

  • Transportation

  • Water environment

  • Land quality and contamination

  • People

The findings of this EIA will be published in the Scheme’s Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR).  These and other relevant documents will be available in the Publications section of this website.  

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