At the last Community Council meeting on Tuesday, 11th December Rachel Kennedy, Aberdeenshire Council engineer responsible for the proposed flood protection scheme along the River Carron explained that the contract had now been awarded to McLaughlin and Harvey, that work would start on 7th January 2019 and is expected to last around 2 years.
Aberdeenshire Council appointed Dougall Baillie Associates / JBA Consulting to carry out a Coastal Flood Study for Stonehaven. Following on from the flood and erosion modelling undertaken during 2018 we will be holding the first of two public consultation events on Tuesday 29th January 2019 at Mackie Academy (7.00pm – 9.00pm). The project team are now starting to consider what flood protection options may be appropriate for the frontage; these are comprised of some ‘quick wins’ as well as short, medium and long-term options. At the public event, the range of options will be presented by JBA and there will then be the opportunity to discuss the options deemed appropriate for each area of the frontage. The options will be assessed against a range of criteria, and forms will be provided to allow stakeholders and members of the public to provide comments on particular options, with this feedback then brought into the assessment process. There will also be the opportunity to provide opinions on which assessment criteria are of the greatest importance to the local community.
The Community Council facilitated a meeting on Thursday, 13th December to discuss the new e-Consult scheme recently introduced by Stonehaven Medical Centre. A summary of the conclusions will be published soon.