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Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme

On 10 November 2020 the Cabinet reached the final decision and confirmed the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme without modification, agreed the indicative project timescale and approved the commencement of the final design of the scheme.

The Scheme became operational on 13 January 2021 and the detailed design development started. North Ayrshire Council is developing the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme with close community involvement.


Between September and October 2021 two consultations were carried out in parallel, the Community Consultation and the Marine Licence Pre-application Consultation.

Both consultations were very positive, with good attendance considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. We would like to thank you for your participation and continue engagement. The Consultation Summary (PDF, 2.3mb) is available to view.

Pre-application consultation for the marine licence application

Part of the statutory licencing process for the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme is a marine licence application.

Consultation with statutory organisations and the community is required before submitting the licence application. This is referred to as pre-application consultation, and provides the opportunity for the local community, environmental groups, NGOs, regulators and other interested parties to consider and comment on the prospective application. 

A report will be prepared on the pre-application consultation and will be submitted with the licence application. The consultation questionnaire provided at this event includes questions relating to the Marine Licence application. We welcome any feedback on the project in the context of this application. 


An online pre-application consultation meeting relating to the marine licence application took place on Tuesday 14 September. The consultation presentation (PowerPoint, 52mb) is available to view - for those using mobile data, please note this is a large file.

Comments can be made using the online questionnaire, which you can also print and complete (PDF, 941kb) if you'd prefer.

A limited number of paper questionnaires will be provided and a collection box will also be placed in the Garrison House.

Please note: feedback provided for the Pre-Application Consultation for the Marine Licence Application at this stage is not a formal representation on the licence application but will be taken into account in finalising the scheme design and associated application.

Following the public consultation, all comments on the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme should be submitted by Monday 11th October 2021.

Outline Design Information

View the outline design drawings and our Description of Operations (PDF, 847kb) for information.

Environmental Statement 

The findings of the environmental impact assessment have been set out in an Environmental Statement.

View the topics and non-technical summary of all chapters


Our September 2021 newsletter (PDF, 5.19mb) is now available.

Benches and Memorial Plaques 

North Ayrshire Council surveyed the benches and identified 146 memorial plaques along the promenade.

The Council will carry out a separate consultation on the future of the memorial plaques.

There will be no changes to the promenade and benches in 2021. (Presently the proposed construction start is Summer 2022.) We will not make any changes without carrying out prior consultation with the affected families. 

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