Flood project funds set out

Two major flood prevention schemes are to receive a total of £17.1 million from the Scottish Government.

A proposal to protect 900 properties in Forres by constructing defences for the Burn of Mosset has attracted £13.5 million of funding from Holyrood.

Announcing the grant, which represents 80 per cent of the total cost, environment minister Michael Russell said: "Without this scheme, flood damage losses in Forres could exceed £43 million over the next 50 years. The funding will enable Moray Council to award the construction contract."

In Bo'ness, a £3.6 million grant to Falkirk Council will help raise defences along the foreshore from Kinniel to Carriden to prevent tidal flooding to 270 properties.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Join the conversation with PlanningResource on social media

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs