Public invited to have their say on final phase of Smithton and Culloden Flood Alleviation Scheme


In order to complete the final phase of this flood alleviation project, The Highland Council is promoting a formal Flood Protection Scheme (FPS).  A formal consultation process has begun and is running from 26th April to 24th May 2016.

Designs, drawn up by JBA Consulting, include changes made following the previous consultation held in March 2015.  Included in the proposals are the replacement of a culvert between Lochlann Court and Redburn Avenue, the creation of flood storage areas in Culloden Park and Smithton Park, the removal of the long culvert beneath Smithton Park and the removal of a long culvert between the railway and Smithton Park.  

Information regarding this consultation, including details of the consultation process; how you can make representation; and copies of Scheme documents and drawings can be found on The Highland Council web page:

A public drop-in session will take place on Wednesday 4th May at Smithton Free Church from 12:30pm-7:30pm to let people view these proposals. The Scheme documents and drawings will be on display and members of the Council’s Flood Team will be able to answer questions on the proposals. For those who are unable to attend this drop in session, the Scheme documents and drawings will be available for viewing throughout the consultation period at the Council’s HQ, Glenurquhart Road and at Culloden library.

26 Apr 2016