Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme
Stonehaven has historically suffered from flooding which affected local residences and businesses within the lower reach of the River Carron. Major flooding events have occurred in Stonehaven over many years, most recently in 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012 which have caused the evacuation of nearby residents.
Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) is designed to protect homes and businesses which have previously been badly affected by flooding events around the River Carron. It is to provide a standard of protection well above the current Association of British Insurers requirements, reducing flood risk to 372 residential properties, 2 public utility sites, a school and an emergency service site. Once completed, it will provide a 0.5% chance of occurrence standard of protection(1 in 200-year flood event). It will also include an allowance for climate change (33% increase to 2080) and a safety margin catering for uncertainties.
In this section you can find out more about the Stonehaven FPS:
- Key elements of the work
- Drop in sessions
- Guided walks programme
- Current road closures and restrictions
- Scheme progress updates and timeline
- Community benefits report
- Stonehaven flood protection scheme policies
- Stonehaven flood protection scheme privacy notices
- Work experience flyer (pdf 434KB)
The fly through video is from 2015. The scheme has been modified since then but the video gives an indication of how it will look.
The works are the design of defined elements and construction of Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme. This includes construction of walls, embankments, culverts, and alteration to 5 bridges along the Carron Water (and tributaries) through Stonehaven:
- Removing, replacing and raising the Red Bridge and Green Bridge
- Repositioning the Green Bridge
- Removing, refurbishing and reinstating the White Bridge in a raised position
- Replacing the Bridgefield Bridge parapet with a reinforced glass type material
- Raising and widening the Beach Bridge
- Construction of flood walls between the Red Bridge and the river mouth
- Removal of the island downstream of the Green Bridge
- Installation of 2 higher capacity culverts on the Glaslaw Burn and a new culvert under the gardens of Cameron Street
- Construction of a new pedestrian walkway from Bridgefield Bridge to the Beach Bridge
There are 3 webcams installed showing how construction work is progressing:
If you have any questions about the Flood Protection Scheme, you can meet our Community Liaison Officer on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 10am and noon at the Villa Coffee Shop, 13 Arbuthnott Place.
Every first Thursday of the month at 10am we organise guided walks around the site. This gives the public the opportunity to find out more about the construction of the flood protection scheme and get an overview of what is happening at each work zone. As the numbers of a guided walk is limited to 6, booking is required. If you would like to go on a guided walk please contact us.
If you would like to view a site map for the guided walks you can do so by viewing our guided walks programme flyer (pdf 526KB). If you would like to keep up to date with news from guided walks you can view our guided walk reports.
There are some traffic restrictions put in place due to the construction works, we have also produced a summary list (pdf 454KB) of the latest traffic restrictions in place:
- Prohibition of waiting between number 16 until number 26 on both sides (pdf 435KB) - From 15th April 2019 for 10 months
- One way system from junction with Cameron Terrace until junction with Ann Street (pdf 281KB) - From 13th November 2019 for 3 months
- Footpath closure between Dunnottar Avenue until Arbuthnott Street (pdf 578KB) - From 27th May 2019 for 7 months
- Prohibition of waiting Invercarron Bridge until number 48 on both sides (pdf 254KB) - From 21st May 2019 for 9 months
- Footpath closure from Invercarron Bridge until number 48 (pdf 254KB) - From 24th June for 8 months
- Prohibition of waiting Arduthie Street Junction until number 20 on both sides (pdf 254 KB) - From 24th June 2019 for 8 months
- Road closure between number 22 until Green Bridge (pdf 255KB) - From 24th June 2019 for 8 months
- Road closure between Arduthie Street to Cameron Street (pdf 282KB) - From 15th July 2019 for 7 months
- Footpath closure from Woodview Court Junction until number 58 (east side) (pdf 221KB) - From 15th July 2019 for 7 months
- Prohibition of waiting from Junction with Low Wood Road until number 58 (east side) (pdf 217KB) - From 15th July 2019 for 7 months
- Footpath closure from A957 until Woodview Court (pdf 217KB) - From 1st August 2019 for 6 months
Low Wood Road:
- Footpath closure from Green Bridge to Carronhall Footpath (pdf 316KB) - From 15th August 2019 for 6 months