Flood protection consultation runs until Saturday


People have been encouraged to attend a consultation event this week to give views and comments on a preferred flood protection scheme.

The public event has been running in Stonehaven since yesterday (Wednesday), where plans for the town scheme will be exhibited for inspection until noon this Saturday, November 2.

Flooding engineers are available to answer questions on the proposed scheme, which would use direct defences to help protect the town.

In the last year there has been extensive work to progress the scheme to this stage, including hydrological modelling, topographic, structural, environmental and ground investigation surveys.

Officers’ preferred scheme includes direct defences that minimise visual impact, and solutions that retain existing trees where possible.

“Floating walls” are suggested as a solution in some areas of the town – a wall within another wall which raises up with the water level.

Rachel Kennedy, principal engineer (flood protection - major works), said: “We really do want to hear what people think about these proposals, to enable us to progress with confidence towards an effective solution for the town and start work on the ground.”