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News Release, 28 March 2024

Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme announces success of engagement events 

At the beginning of March, the Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme (GFPS) held in-person engagement and online events before the project moves to statutory scheme notification.

The events gave community groups, businesses, affected land and property owners, and members of the public the opportunity to speak to experts and gather information on the Flood Protection Scheme’s final proposed design. The scheme aims to protect 6,025 people, 2,760 residential properties, over 23km of roads and 1,200 non-residential properties, including nationally important infrastructure.  

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Picture 1 The public had the chance to ask flood experts their questions regarding the Scheme

In total, 344 people attended the five in-person events and two online events. A virtual exhibition was also published, giving 24hour access to the display boards, maps and fly throughs featured at the events. Over the period that the virtual exhibition was available, around 400 users visited the site to view the proposed final scheme design.

 

Cllr Bryan Deakin, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Climate Change said: “We are grateful that so many local people came out and took the opportunity to view the proposed design, ask questions and give us their views. These are all really vital as the scheme moves forward later in the Spring to formal notification.

 

“Those property owners affected or impacted by the protection scheme will receive a direct information letter through their letterboxes detailing the notification, where they can view the scheme documents and how they can lodge an objection, should they have one.”

 

At the end of each event and the virtual exhibition, attendees had the chance to fill out a feedback survey. This survey focused on whether those who attended were satisfied with the final proposed scheme they had seen, while also giving the opportunity to raise any other issues or questions. Overall, most people, who completed the survey, recognised the need for the scheme and were satisfied with the proposed design.

 

If you missed any of the events, you can access all the materials available at the events, including the virtual fly-throughs here on our website at: https://www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com/engagement-event-no-4

 

The Scheme also created a range of fact sheets on a range of frequently asked questions, these can be accessed online here: https://www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com/factsheets

Picture 2 Boards were on display showing the proposed final design of the Scheme

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.
Follow GFPS on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube @grangemouthfps.

Further information is available on www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com.

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