Further to an enquiry by a local resident we made contact with Stirling Council regarding the status of the proposed flood alleviation scheme. We asked that they issue the Community Council with a brief update on Scheme activities to date, together with an approximate time line for works progressing to site. As you can appreciate, there are varying factors which may affect timescale of a project of this nature, however as requested they have completed a summary below, including an indications of potential timelines.

Progress with the Bridge of Allan Flood Scheme:

An outline design work package is currently underway, as one part of the design of a 1:50 year flood alleviation scheme. Ground Investigation work on site now complete and interpretative reports returned. We require to complete approximately 5 trial holes to finish ground penetrating radar investigation works. Designers currently exploring options for further protection of roadway and additional property by extending scheme and/or road raising. The river model has been substantially delayed due to late receipt of SEPA data. Still awaiting further SEPA data before preferred alignment of scheme can be finalised.

It is hoped that preferred alignment will be completed and ready to share with the community by summer 2019. Once approval on preferred alignment has been obtained from the community, the detailed design of the scheme would then take place from summer 2019 to summer 2020. Once detailed design has been completed, a flood order (planning permission) will be issued for construction of the scheme. If no objections are received progression to tender stage and appointment of a contractor should be relatively swift, with on-site works possibly taking place in 2021.