Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme
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CLICK HERE for details
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Thank you for visiting the Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme website. This website has been created by the project team to provide you with information on the Scheme, inform you of progress, and allow you the opportunity to comment on our efforts through the 'Feedback' page. This website will be updated as often as possible with all project news and critical or important announcements.
By way of background, the Scheme became operative under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 in August 2012 and was granted the associated Deemed Planning Permission by the Scottish Ministers in October 2012. As such all of the required approvals / permissions for the Scheme were secured and in December 2012 the Scheme's Project Board provided authorisation for Stage 6 of the project (Detailed Design) to commence. The project team has therefore been focusing on this stage throughout 2013, and will conclude the detailed design by spring 2014 at which point the process of appointing a contractor will commence. Subject to the provision of Scottish Government funding, it is anticipated that construction will begin in the autumn of 2014 and will conclude towards the end of 2016.
The Scheme will provide flood protection to Selkirk against flood events from the Ettrick and Yarrow Waters, the Philiphaugh Mill Lade, the Long Philip Burn and the Shaw Burn. The Scheme will provide protection to approximately 650 properties that comprise of residential, business, agricultural, commercial and recreational properties along with critical infrastructure.
With the approval of the Scheme in 2012 and when the Detailed Design is completed in February 2014 it will finally be possible to determine the Total Scheme Cost and completion date for the construction work. Until now the project team has been providing the latest best estimates and look forward to providing the definitive information in a few months time.
The revision to the website that has taken place in January 2014 has created a new page where the project team will provide updates on actual construction activities. We assume this page will become the most important page of the website in due course and estimate that important updates will begin to appear March 2014. The main construction works will not begin before November 2014.
We hope you find this website useful and
informative and very much welcome any comments you may have about it or
the Scheme in general.
Bridge Street footbridge to close from Monday 30th June - diversion routes will be clearly signed
Paul Wheelhouse MSP officially starts construction of the Scheme. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Advance Works get underway. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Work gets underway on preparing Site Compound on South Bridge Street
Advance notice of footpath closures. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
OJEO Notice for Scheme issued along with Pre-qualification Questionnaire
Scheme Overview map added to website. Please CLICK HERE for more inforamtion.
May 2014 News has been updated. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.
Contract for Advance Works awarded to SBc Contracts
Full review of all contract documentation nearing completion.
Archaeology Survey completed at Old Mill Farm, along the Mill Lade, in Angle's Field and Bannerfield
Work on the design for the replacement Bridge Street footbridge continues with ground investigation on gravel island being completed just before Easter
Preparatory work on advanced service diversion continues with significant progress made in relation to Scottish Gas Networks and Scottish Water Sewer diversions
Project Team hosts Community Meeting at Ettrickhaugh Road
Scottish Government confirm funding for Scheme. Please CLICK HERE to view the press release.
March 2014 news has been updated. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.
SBC submit their application for Scottish Government funding
The News section has been updated up to December 2013. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.
Decision taken to replace Bridge Street footbridge - a new page of information will go live in February
SBC receives an invite to apply for Scottish Govenment funding.
A full revision of the
structure of the website has been completed in January 2014 - the
project team is systematically revising the content
In accordance with the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, the Selkirk FPS was published by Scottish Borders Council on 19th January 2012. Please CLICK HERE for details of the Scheme. The period for making representations on the Scheme to the Council ends on 21st February 2012.
A new page has been designed with full details of the Public Exhibition No. 2. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.
The April 2011 News Section has been updated (more details)
The SMLWG Page has been created and has a News Section dedicated to the SML Option. Please CLICK HERE to visit that page.
The Project Programme has
been updated to update your understanding of the timescales associated
with the Scheme (more details)