Background

Grangemouth is a coastal town on the Forth Estuary with three main water courses (the River Carron, Avon and Grange Burn) flowing through the town into the estuary.

The Forth Estuary Flood Risk Management Strategy was published by SEPA in 2015 and estimated over 1,200 residential and 99 non-residential properties including important national infrastructure was at flood risk from extreme flood events. Based on more detailed work carried out by CH2M in 2016/17, it is estimated approx. 3,000 properties are at risk of flooding from both the estuary and the three watercourses. This more detailed modelling and flood mapping will be submitted to SEPA in due course to allow them to update their online flood maps

The Grangemouth Flood Protection Scheme is being taken forward by Falkirk Council to alleviate the risk of flooding within Grangemouth. Once complete, the Scheme will be the largest in Scotland and one of the most significant in the UK. Further information on the legislative framework, the consultation process, the Scheme objectives, proposed works and surveys as well as the Scheme delivery programme can be found on this website.