Proposals for a flood management and coastal protection scheme for Kincardine and Mearns will be put before councillors next week.
Over £120,000 has been allocated to the area for measures to be taken in 2014/15 as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to develop a plan-led sustainable approach to flood management in the future.
The biggest proposed allocation for Kincardine and Mearns is in Marykirk, where £40,000 is being made available to match SEPA’s contribution towards river channel improvements.
If approved by councillors at next Tuesday’s Kincardine and Mearns area committee, £30,000 will go to flood alleviation measures in Fettercairn, including the purchase of temporary barriers.
Also earmarked for improvements is the River Cowie in Stonehaven, with £15,000 allocated for surveys, investigations and improvements.
A full list of the areas allocated funding can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website.
If approved, more than a third of the council’s budget for the scheme will be spent in Kincardine and Mearns.
The River Carron is already subject to a separate £12 million improvement scheme designed to tackle the issues which have caused major flooding for residents in Stonehaven.