Give your views on Oban flood defences

Lochavuillen Industrial Estate in Oban was flooded in October 2018.

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The next in the series of public consultation drop-in events is being held at the Rockfield Centre, Oban, on Thursday November 28 as part of Argyll and Bute Council’s Local Flood Risk Management Plan.

Representatives from Argyll and Bute Council and flood defence experts will be at the Rockfield Centre to answer questions. The event comprises drop-in sessions from 12.30-3pm and 6-8pm. There will be presentations, followed by question and answer sessions, at 1pm and 6.30pm.

The event is an opportunity for informal discussion around the potential shortlist of sustainable flood defence solutions that have been identified, as well as a chance to share local flood knowledge.

Over the course of the project, local feedback, along with technical assessments, has helped identify a short list of options.

Flood modelling, conceptual design and cost estimates have been used to compare the relative performance of each option.

Ideas include flood storage upstream of the town, flood defences along the Black Lynn and coastal defence walls.

Your feedback will help inform the preferred flood scheme solution for Oban, which will then be presented for consideration to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and the Scottish Government for funding.

If you cannot attend the event, or would like further information, please contact: ObanFRM@envirocentre.co.uk