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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.
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.
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
- Weekend works
- 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 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:
You must make an appointment prior to the meeting due to COVID-19 social distance guidelines.
If you have any questions about the Flood Protection Scheme, you can meet our Community Liaison Officer on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Villa Coffee Shop, 13 Arbuthnott Place.
The guided walks programme has been suspended at the moment due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
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.
- Prohibition of waiting between number 16 until number 26 on both sides (pdf 347KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- One way system from junction with Cameron Terrace until junction with Ann Street (pdf 246KB) - 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Footpath closure between Cameron Street and White Bridge (pdf 227KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Footpath closure between Invercarron Bridge until number 48 on both sides (pdf 199KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Prohibition of waiting from Invercarron Bridge until number 48 (pdf 200KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak Carron Terrace is closed to everyone, apart from residents and deliveries. This is to allow the residents to maintain some form of social distancing during this outbreak.
- Prohibition of waiting Arduthie Street Junction until number 20 on both sides (pdf 226KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Road closure between number 22 until Green Bridge (pdf 227KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Road closure between Arduthie Street to Cameron Street (pdf 246KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Footpath closure from Woodview Court Junction until number 58 (east side) (pdf 200KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Prohibition of waiting from Junction with Low Wood Road until number 58 (east side) (pdf 200KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
- Footpath closure from A957 until Woodview Court (pdf 182KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
Low Wood Road:
- Footpath closure from Green Bridge to Carronhall Footpath (pdf 249KB) - From 1st January 2021 until 31st March 2021
Site activity on non-working weekends has been necessary for essential works as works largely had to cease prior to, during and following flood events. As a result of flood events, scheduled works were delayed which in turn hindered progress and therefore targeted works were undertaken to make up for the impacted areas.
Normal working weekend rotation has resumed, and any activity on non-working weekends would be for essential purposes only.
Please view more information about weekend works.