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Latest flood alleviation measures to be approved

Towns and villages across Kincardine and Mearns have been devasted by flooding in recent years

Towns and villages across Kincardine and Mearns have been devasted by flooding in recent years

Proposals for a flood management and coastal protection scheme for Kincardine and Mearns will be put before councillors next week.

Over £120,000 has been allocated to the area for measures to be taken in 2014/15 as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to develop a plan-led sustainable approach to flood management in the future.

The biggest proposed allocation for Kincardine and Mearns is in Marykirk, where £40,000 is being made available to match SEPA’s contribution towards river channel improvements.

If approved by councillors at next Tuesday’s Kincardine and Mearns area committee, £30,000 will go to flood alleviation measures in Fettercairn, including the purchase of temporary barriers.

Also earmarked for improvements is the River Cowie in Stonehaven, with £15,000 allocated for surveys, investigations and improvements.

A full list of the areas allocated funding can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

If approved, more than a third of the council’s budget for the scheme will be spent in Kincardine and Mearns.

The River Carron is already subject to a separate £12 million improvement scheme designed to tackle the issues which have caused major flooding for residents in Stonehaven.

 

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