Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme

The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme is the largest flood defence project in Scotland and one of the biggest in the United Kingdom, protecting communities in Grangemouth, Wholeflats, Glensburgh, Langlees, Carron, Carronshore and Camelon.

The scheme was identified as the highest priority given the potentially huge costs if an extreme flood event were to occur. Whilst other parts of Scotland have been significantly affected by flooding over the last 5 years, Grangemouth has fortunately avoided significant flooding.

Falkirk Council, supported by the Scottish Government are proactively developing plans for the scheme and hope to have it in place before any devastating flood events occur.

Works are planned along the River Carron from Stirling Road to the Port, on the Grange Burn from Beancross to the Port and on the River Avon from Wholeflats Road to the Firth of Forth with coastal defences along the estuary frontage.

Following an extensive appraisal of the different options available to reduce flood risk, the most favourable combination was selected that includes:

  • flood defence walls and embankments

  • flood gates and demountable flood barriers

  • surface water management including pumping stations

The project team are currently developing the outline design and plan to consult further with the public and affected stakeholders prior to finalising the scheme in 2021.


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