News Release, 21 March 2023
GRANGEMOUTH FLOOD PROTECTION SCHEME UNVEILS NEW INFORMATION NOTICE BOARDS
New information notice boards have been installed in six key locations across the scheme area
The information notice boards provide an overview of the overall scheme, with a schematic map of the proposed flood defences in each area.
On completion, the flood scheme will protect 5,800 people, 2,650 homes, 330 businesses as well as infrastructure including the road network as well as road and rail infrastructure
The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme (GFPS) team has unveiled new information notice boards for the local community to learn more about its proposed flood risk management scheme.
As the largest flood defence project in Scotland, the scheme will protect 5,800 people, 2,650 homes, 330 businesses as well as infrastructure including the road network, on completion.
Each board provides an overview of the overall scheme, with a schematic map of the proposed flood defence in each area.
The new boards are located at key locations within Zetland Park, by Dorrator Bridge on Stirling Road, by Chapel Burn on Carronshore Road, near the Children's Playground in Rannoch Park, opposite Park Road on Stenhouse Road, Carron and in the Polmont Woods Car Park off Smiddy Brae.
Councillor Paul Garner, Spokesperson for Economic Development at Falkirk Council, said:
"Falkirk Council is determined to provide better flood protection for the town and surrounding areas and is working closely with consultants Jacobs to design, plan and deliver the new flood defences.
"We are pleased to unveil our new Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme information notice boards in key locations across the scheme so that communities can get up-to-date information that’s presented in a clear and visual way.
"We look forward to engaging with the affected communities in the coming months as the project progresses."
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, Grangemouth 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 5,800 people, 2,650 homes, 330 businesses and road and rail infrastructure. It will also provide almost 27km (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 petrochemical complex.
Falkirk Council is determined to provide better protection for the town and surrounding areas and is working with its consultant Jacobs to design, plan and manage the new flood defences.
Further information is available on www.grangemouthfloodscheme.com.
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For more information please contact:
Communications and Stakeholder Manager, Jacobs
Communications Team Leader, Falkirk Council