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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 has developed the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme with close community involvement.

In January 2023, Van Oord UK Ltd were appointed as the Main Contractor for the works. Works began on site in March 2023.

Design Information

View the design drawings 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

Community Liaison Officer

If you have any queries regarding the works please email the Mackley/Van Oord Community Liaison Officer.

Frequently asked questions

For more information on the scheme, please read the Millport Coastal FPS Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 304kb).

Visualisation Video

Please note: In order to view the video in fullscreen mode, please press the YouTube button at the bottom of the iPlayer.

The Millport Harbour Revision Order 2023

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The Millport Harbour Revision Order 2023 was made by the Scottish Ministers on 30th May 2023 and came into force on 31 May 2023.
A copy of the Order, together with the deposited plan and sections of the proposed works referred to therein may be inspected, free of charge, during normal office hours at the principal office of the Chief Executive, The North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE and at Millport Library, Garrison House, The Garrison, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae KA28 0DG, until the expiry of the 6 week period from the date specified at the foot of this notice.

Millport Library is open:

  • Monday 1pm to 5 pm
  • Tuesday 1 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 12 noon

The Order and plans can also be accessed below. Any person requiring further information concerning the proposed works should apply in writing to the Project Leader (Flooding), Commercial Services, The North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House (3rd Floor East), Irvine KA12 8EE or by email to Millport Coastal FPS quoting reference 'The Millport Harbour Revision Order 2023'.

Any person who desires to question the making of the Order on the grounds that there was no power to make it or that a requirement of the Harbours Act 1964 was not complied with in relation to it may within 6 weeks of the date specified at the foot of this notice make an application for this purpose to the Court of Session. Any person challenging the decision to make the Order is advised to seek legal advice before acting.

Date: 11 August 2023

Accessible versions of the following documents may be requested by emailing Millport Coastal FPS
Millport HRO - Official letter for making of Order
Millport HRO - FINAL - 24 April 2023
Millport HRO - Signed plans - Extent of works
Millport HRO - Signed plan - Rock revetment

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