Public invited to examine Drumnadrochit flood protection proposals
The formal Flood Protection Scheme Notice for Drumnadrochit Flood Protection Scheme that has been published today (Friday 8 March 2019) is intended to reduce the risk of flooding and provide protection for 37 residential and commercial properties in the village.
The proposals include a 200m earth embankment across an open field to the west side of the village and a concrete floodwall on the bank of the River Enrick to the east of the A82. Also proposed is a concrete floodwall at Kilmichael between the River Enrick and southern verge of the A831.
Leader of The Highland Council Margaret Davidson who lives locally and is one of four Highland Councillors representing the Ward said: “It is good to see these proposals get to this stage as anyone living or running a business in Drumnadrochit will only be too aware of the need to provide greater protection. Every winter we worry that the river will burst its banks. This will give us confidence for the future.”
The Notice period will run from the 8 March until the 8 April, during this period, the scheme documents will be available to view at the Craigmonie Centre Library and on The Highland Council website.
A drop in session is also being held on Wednesday the 13 March at the Craigmonie Centre between 3pm and 7pm.
Further details on how to view the scheme documents and drawings and how to lodge formal objections to the scheme can be found in the Scheme Notice which has been posted on site in the local press and online at www.highland.gov.uk/info/1226/emergencies/80/flood_alleviation_schemes/6