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Mill Burn, Millport Flood Protection Scheme

Following on from the findings of the National Flood Risk Assessment, the development and implementation of the Mill Burn, Millport Flood Protection Scheme has been included as an action in both the 1st and 2nd Ayrshire Local Flood Risk Management Plan.

The design of the scheme, comprising of a 494 metre long overflow between the Golf Road/Kirkton Crescent junction and West Bay is well advanced.

When complete the scheme will provide a 1 in 200 year standard of flood protection to 124 island properties.

Latest updates

  • on 15 June 2021, North Ayrshire Cabinet confirmed scheme without modifications, agreed the project timescale and approved the final design
  • on 16 August 2021, the Mill Burn, Millport, Flood Protection Scheme became operative
  • once the scheme became operative, the detailed design of scheme started

Construction is due to start in 2025.

Scheme documents: