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Mill Burn flood alleviation consultation to be held

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Mill Burn flood alleviation consultation to be held

Posted on 10 Jul 2020

Consultation will get under way next week on proposals for a flood alleviation scheme at Mill Burn, Millport.

The local community is being asked to comment on two potential options for the scheme which will have long-term benefits for the area.

Responses received during the community consultation will influence the Council’s decision-making process to identify the preferred option before it moves forward for details to be developed further.

Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet Member for Green New Deal & Sustainability, said: “While the proposed Mill Burn Scheme is of a much smaller scale than the Millport Flood Protection Scheme, we want to apply a similar approach to consultation to develop a proposal that is supported by local people.”

“I hope local residents make sure their voices are heard during the consultation.”

North Ayrshire Council has prepared two options for the scheme and are now ready to undertake non-statutory public consultation. The two options identified are:

  • Option 1 - Construct an approx. 500m length culvert between Golf Road/Kirkton Crescent junction and West Bay via Nether Kirkton Farm following the perimeter of the land
  • Option 2 - Upgrade the existing 260m long culvert at the lower part of Golf Course Road and the full length of Crawford Street

It is anticipated that work will start on the scheme during 2022.

Details of the scheme will be made available on the Council’s website using StoryMap format and questionnaires will also be available. Scheme details and questionnaires will be available on the Mill Burn Consultation webpage which can be accessed at www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/flooding

Questionnaires can also be obtained from the local post office, Premier Store, where completed questionnaires can be handed in.

The consultation will run from Monday, 13 July, 2020, until Monday, 10 August, 2020. It is hoped that this will allow a preferred option to be identified by late autumn 2020.