Please note this consultation is now closed
North Ayrshire Council is developing the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme with close community involvement.
The Millport Coastal FPS has reached the major milestone of Scheme Notification which involves public consultation and approval by the Scottish Government.
As part of the approval process for flood protection schemes under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, the proposed scheme has been notified and the scheme documents published. This is to enable Millport residents, local businesses, landowners and statutory organisations (SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Scottish Water) to comment on the scheme design.
Notification of the start of the FPS process has been given to owners, tenants and occupiers of land needed for the scheme. The notice has also been published in the Edinburgh Gazette, the local newspaper and as public notices.
The scheme documents include:
- A description of the construction works (Scheme Operations)
- Scheme Notification Drawings
- The Environmental Statement for the proposed scheme
All documents are accessible from the NAC Flooding website via the following link: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/community-safety/flooding/millport-coastal-fps.aspx
The scheme documents are available to view at Millport Library in Garrison House, and at Cunninghame House, Irvine.
Anyone has the right to object or make representations to the published proposals, within 28 days of the date of publication of the scheme notification
in the local newspaper. Objections can be made by writing to:
Flood Risk Management Team
North Ayrshire Council,
For the Millport Coastal FPS to progress, it will require community support. Any formal objections to the scheme during the statutory consultation process could result in significant delays to the delivery of the scheme and could prevent the scheme from being approved by Scottish Government, thereby losing the investment opportunity provided by the scheme.
The findings of the environmental impact assessment have been set out in an Environmental Statement, which is publicly available alongside the other scheme documents, on the North Ayrshire Council Flooding website and as a printed copy at Millport Library and North Ayrshire Council’s offices.
The Environmental Statement considers the following topics and includes a non-technical summary of all chapters: (All documents are accessible from the NAC Flooding website via the following link: https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/community-safety/flooding/millport-coastal-fps.aspx).
- Policy & Legislation
- EIA Methodology and Consultation
- Site Selection and Assessment of Alternatives
- Project Description
- Marine Geology, Oceanography & Physical Processes
- Marine Water & Sediment Quality
- Benthic & Intertidal Ecology
- Fish & Shellfish Resource
- Marine Mammals
- Offshore and Coastal Ornithology
- Commercial Fisheries
- Commercial & Recreational Navigation
- Infrastructure & Utilities
- Archaeology & Cultural Heritage
- Terrestrial Ecology
- Ground Conditions & Contamination
- Water Resources & Flood Risk
- Noise & Vibration
- Traffic & Transport
- Air Quality
- Seascape, Landscape & Visual Impact
- Tourism & Recreation
The expected timescale for progressing the scheme can be viewed here.