Falkirk Council: Bo'ness flooding issue to be discussed with residents

The findings of a study investigating the risk of flooding in Bo’ness are to be shared with residents as part of an online consultation event

By Kirsty Paterson, Local Democracy Reporter
Monday, 16th May 2022, 1:16 pm
Updated Monday, 16th May 2022, 3:35 pm

In recent months, Falkirk Council’s flooding team has been assessing the risk of surface water in the town.

As part of this study, consultants AECOM have been constructing a surface water flood model of Bo’ness to improve understanding of flood risk.

The council now says it would like to share the main outcomes of the study to find the best way to manage the surface water flood risk and provide information on the next stages.

Bo'ness is part of a pilot project to look at flooding 'hot spots'

Due to the ongoing issues involving Covid-19, the meeting will be held online, via Microsoft Teams at 6pm on May 31.

Anyone wishing to join the meeting should register here

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There are approximately 200 residential properties and 70 non-residential properties at risk of flooding in Bo’ness, according to the Forth Estuary Flood Risk Management Plan interim report.

Earlier this year, Falkirk Council agreed that Bo’ness would be the pilot area to firm up plans to tackle ‘hot spots’ across the district that are prone to flooding in heavy rain.

In total, 936 properties across the Falkirk area are believed to be at risk of surface water flooding – caused by heavy rainfall – according to modelling done by the environment agency SEPA, this also includes parts of Grangemouth.

If your property is in an area prone to flooding, you should sign up to SEPA's Floodline. You can receive flood alerts straight to your phone.