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Upper Garnock Flood Protection Scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to reduce the risk of flooding from the River Garnock to the towns of Kilbirnie, Glengarnock and Dalry.

The outline design was developed by Aecom after public consultation in 2015.  As a result of formal objections, a public hearing was held to consider the scheme on 20th July 2018 after which the hearing reporter recommended that the scheme be confirmed without modification. On this basis the scheme was formally confirmed on 2nd October 2018 by North Ayrshire Council and is now deemed operative. Further to this, Deemed Planning Permission has now been granted by The Scottish Government.

Ground investigation work is complete and Aecom are now progressing with further surveys and the detailed design.

The scheme comprises the following works which will provide effective and sustainable flood protection: -

  • Construction of a dam and water retention basin, on the line of the River Garnock, just north of Kilbirnie.
  • Minor works in the Paddockholm area of Kilbirnie, on the Powgree Burn in Glengarnock and adjacent to the DSM plant in Dalry.
  • A flood wall and other measures around the Mill Park residential estate in Dalry.

Detailed design of the scheme is underway and it is currently estimated that construction will commence in Summer 2020.

This scheme is included in the Ayrshire Flood Risk Management Strategy and Local Flood Risk Management Plan as a flood management action.  For this reason it has been awarded 80% Scottish Government funding through the national prioritisation process.

View outline design drawings:

Any queries in relation to the scheme should be forwarded to