Flood Scheme on track for 2016 finish

An aerial shot of the work carried out so far
An aerial shot of the work carried out so far

Brechin Flood Prevention Scheme is still on course to be completed by March 2016, with construction work well underway.

In the latest update on the scheme from Angus Council, works were on scheduled although this is dependent on weather conditions.

The most significant recent progress is on the new flood defence in River Street, where foundations are complete and the wall will soon be visible.

Vice-Convener of Communities, councillor Jeanette Gaul, said: “Work on the multimillion pound flood prevention project is continuing apace and we are very grateful for the co-operation and forbearance of local residents while this important work is carried out.

“Our emergency response plan will be continuously reviewed to reflect changes as the works progress and it is important that residents are updated about the level of flood protection and actions that will be taken.

“We will continue to issue quarterly and specific newsletters to the residents and those directly affected by the works to give them news on progress and tell them about work that might affect them. When complete the scheme will be a very positive addition to the landscape, for the residents of River Street and the Inch in particular.”

Earlier this month, council staff delivered Emergency Flood Plan Prompt Cards to residents in River Street and East Mill Road, which include details of the plan that is in effect during the construction phase.

Any residents with queries about the emergency plan to deal with flood events during the construction works can contact Richard Meeson at the River Street site offices on 07921429668.

High flows in the River South Esk earlier this summer led to the river breaching its northern bank and flooding the River Street carriageway. But the response from the council and measures put in place with flood scheme contractor, Morrison Construction were successful in preventing flooding to properties.