The requirement for the Millburn Flood Protection Scheme for Millport was identified within the National Flood Risk Assessment and subsequently included within the Ayrshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy and Plan in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Final optioneering for the scheme was completed in February 2020, and two potential design solutions were developed.
The agreed preferred option is construction 494 metre 900mm diameter overflow diversion culvert between Golf Road/Kirkton Crescent junction and West Bay via Nether Kirkton Farm following the perimeter of the land. This would provide protection for up to 124 properties on the island in a 1 in 200 years flood event.
On the 15th June 2021 the North Ayrshire Cabinet reached the decision and confirmed the Millburn, Millport Flood Protection Scheme without modification, agreed the indicative project timescale and approved the commencement of the final design of the scheme.
Notice of the Scheme Confirmation was given to all relevant persons, and a public notice was issued in the Largs & Millport News and in the Edinburgh Gazette. There was an opportunity for any person affected by the confirmed scheme to appeal the decision to the sheriff court before the expiry of the period of 6 weeks in the period between 2nd of July and 13th August 2021. There were no objections received, therefore the Millburn, Millport Flood Protection Scheme became operative on 16th August 2021.
The detailed design development is now progressing.
The scheme documents include: