Further consultation on Millport Flood Protection proposals
Posted on 9 Aug 2019
Cumbrae residents are being given another opportunity to share their views on ambitious plans to improve flood protection at Millport.
North Ayrshire Council will hold a Community Consultation Event on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20 at the Garrison House, Millport, to discuss the progress of the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme.
The ground-breaking proposals aim to reduce the risk of flooding to vulnerable properties in Millport, with plans to create an offshore breakwater connecting small islands in Millport Bay, in addition to onshore flood walls along the Millport shoreline.
Details of the preferred option were shared at the previous consultation event in February, with residents invited to have their say on proposals. This feedback has now been incorporated into the plans, with this latest event designed to showcase this to residents and gather further comments.
The engagement sessions will be held as follows, with lots of opportunity for open discussion with the project team throughout the sessions:
Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20: 10.30am to 6.30pm
- 10.30am to 11am: 30-minute presentation on Flood Protection Scheme
- 11am to 5pm: Open discussion
- 5pm to 5.30pm: 30-minute presentation on Flood Protection Scheme
- 5.30pm to 6.30pm: Open discussion
Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Place, said: “Cumbrae residents have been involved in this project from the very start, and we hope that as many members of the public as possible are able to come along to these sessions and see how their views have been taken into consideration.
“We would again urge local people to get involved and have their say, as it is crucial that plans meet the needs of residents.
“We hope that the proposed scheme will offer the best of both worlds and protect properties which are vulnerable to flooding, while at the same time providing the potential to increase marine tourism on the island.”
Comments on the flood protection scheme can be made via a number of means, including forms provided at the events, online, by email to MillportCoastalFPS@north-ayrshire.gov.uk, or by post to Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE.
A collection box for completed feedback questionnaires will also be placed at Millport Library.
Following the public consultation, all feedback should be submitted by Monday, September 16.