Extended time to feedback on proposals

The closing date to give your feedback on what should go on the flood protection long list has been extended to March 27th.  Remember this is an early step in a long process, so there will be more chances to feedback on more defined options later in the year.  After the 27th of March Stirling Council will finalize the full Long List of options and then work on refining this long list to a short list.  

The Short List will be ready for general release and comment in May. During May and June there will be more in person and online events to allow engagement and discussions to take place.

Recent consultation sessions

Thanks to those of you who have attended or made the attempt to attend the onlie sessions.  We have been informed of difficulties engaging with online platform and will be feeding this back to the council.  But please to let them know your experience directly.  The presentation is due to be available from the 21st on the project web page.

Do you have photos or videos of past flooding in BofA?

You can also submit your pictures of historic flood extent.  These can be valuable evidence to help refine flood models.  It would be ideal if these were time and date stamped and were submitted before short listing in April however it would be welcomed at any stage.  You can submit records using this online form where you put in the date and source of flooding, choose a location from a map and upload a file.

Upstream and catchment wide work

Some discussion at our recent Community Council meeting touched on the need to consider the upstream catchement areas in regard to flooding in Bridge of Allan.  Indeed there are many factors that contribute to flood risk and opportunities to mitigate them.  Excellent background research about flooding in the Allan Water Catchment can be found in this 2011 Natural Flood Management Study.  The 2022-2028 Draft Flood Risk Management Plan for the Forth district (LPD9) also contains priority actions and objectives to avoid, reduce and prepare for flooding specific to Bridge of Allan.

Forth Rivers Trust have been working for some time on the Allan Water upstream with land owners on Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures such as tree planting and wetland restoration.