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News Release, 13 February 2024

Dates for Engagement Events for Grangemouth Flood Scheme Launched  

  • Public urged to attend events to inform local people of final proposed designs

  • Five in-person events will be held across the scheme area 

  • Two online events covering the full scheme will also be available to attend

  • There will also be a new virtual exhibition displaying the scheme information to accompany events 

  • GFPS will formally start scheme notification in Spring 2024 after Falkirk Council’s Executive Committee approved this move

The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme (GFPS) is launching a series of in-person and online events as it moves towards Scheme Notification in Spring 2024.

 

Falkirk Council and the GFPS team will be hosting seven events for members of the public to speak to experts and gather information on the Flood Protection Scheme’s final proposed design aimed at protecting 6,025 people, 2,760 residential properties, over 23km of local roads and 1,200 commercial properties, including nationally important infrastructure. 

 

Scheme notification is similar to an application for planning permission for development which gives notice of the proposed scheme to everyone within the local authority, who may have interest in any land or property which would be impacted by the scheme across Grangemouth, Wholeflats, Glensburgh, Langlees, Carron, Carronshore and Camelon (Stirling Road).

 

Councillor Bryan Deakin, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Climate Change said: “The nationally important flood scheme is moving towards scheme notification and it is vitally important that local people and businesses understand its impact and how it may affect their property. I would urge everyone with an interest to attend the events so they can see the final designs and have a chance to ask any questions before we start the formal notification process.

 

“Properties will receive notification information later in March and it is important that they can see in detail all the scheme information.”

 

The series of engagement events will take place between Thursday 29 February and Monday 11 March, which include two online events and five local in-person events. These events will be accompanied by a virtual exhibition, which can be accessed 24hrs a day from Monday 4 March to Friday 15 March.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the final proposed design, learn more about the scheme, what the notification process is and what it means and give people a chance to speak to experts. 

 

In-person events will take place in Grangemouth Town Hall (March 4 and 5), Carronshore Bowling Club (March 6), Camelon Social Club (March 7), and Bowhouse Community Centre (March 8). There will also be two online events on February 29 and March 11. Please note that registration will be required to attend the online events. 

 

For those unable to attend these events, a virtual exhibition will also be available at and will run alongside the events from March 4 to March 15. You can access the virtual exhibition at https://grangemouthfloodscheme.virtualeventspace.io/​

 

Further details of when and where events will take place, and to register for online events, please see information on our website at https://www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com/

 

You can also contact us by emailing grangemouthfps@falkirk.gov.uk or calling the Falkirk council contact centre at 01324 506070.

Notes to editors:
 

As the largest flood defence project in Scotland and one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme was identified as the highest national priority given the potentially significant impacts for the community if an extreme flood event were to occur. While other parts of Scotland have been affected by flooding over the last five years, the Grangemouth area has fortunately avoided significant flooding. However, the town and surrounding communities are at risk of fluvial and coastal flooding impacts.
 

On completion, the scheme will protect 6,025 people, 2,760 homes, 1,200 non-residential property and road and rail infrastructure. It will also provide 28km (17 miles) of flood defence walls, embankments, the installation of flood gates, flow regulation measures and drainage work. The scheme will also include works at the entrance to the Port of Grangemouth and within the Grangemouth Industrial areas and Forth Port
 

Falkirk Council is determined, through the scheme, to provide better protection for Grangemouth and surrounding areas and is working with its consultant Jacobs to design, plan and deliver the new flood defences.
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Further information is available on www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com.

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