Comrie Flood Protection Scheme

Closed 31 May 2019

Opened 30 Apr 2019

Overview

Comrie has experienced a history of flooding from the Water of Ruchill, the River Earn and the River Lednock. The most recent significant flood events occurred in January 1993, February 1997, December 2006 and in August and November 2012. In 2013, the Council completed flood protection works to reduce the risk of flooding to the Dalginross area from the Water of Ruchill. However, these flood protection works do not address the remaining flood risk from the River Earn or the River Lednock, or the combined risk from all three rivers. It is estimated that approximately 200 businesses and residential properties are still at risk of flooding.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council previously considered a wide range of potential options for managing the remaining flood risk from the three main watercourses in the area. These options were presented to the community at public events in September 2016 along with the Council’s preferred flood protection scheme consisting of flood walls and embankments. Since then the Council has been working with consulting engineers, Sweco, to develop an outline design for the flood scheme.

We are now ready to consult with the community on the latest proposals which are detailed below:

What Happens Next

Following the consultation the information collected will be collated and used to inform the final outline design of the flood scheme. Where possible, the proposed scheme will be amended to address any local concerns.

The Council will provide a response in the form of a community consultation report. This report will be posted on this page and made available to the community.

Events

Areas

  • Action Partnership Locality - Strathearn and Strathallan
  • Ward 6 - Strathearn

Audiences

  • Businesses
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Community Planning Partners
  • Environmental Groups
  • PKC Employees
  • Rural Communities
  • Voluntary Groups/Organisations
  • Children and Young People
  • Elected Members
  • Landowners
  • People with Disabilities
  • Road Users

Interests

  • Community Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Flooding
  • Landscape Designations
  • Nature and Biodiversity
  • Affordable Housing
  • Homeless or at Risk
  • Housing Support
  • Private Housing
  • Social Housing
  • Parks and Green Spaces