Tender issued for Lochaber Flood Prevention Scheme

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The Highland Council has confirmed that the tender for the Caol and Lochyside flood prevention scheme has been issued

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The tender for the Caol and Lochyside flood prevention scheme has been issued by The Highland Council with a return date of November 26.

In the meantime, community consultation is continuing over the final look of the riverside floodwall and landscaping for the project which includes planting, seating, paths and a play area.

As a result of  Covid-19 restrictions, council officers are unable to provide a face-to-face drop-in session and presentation but the team is working closely with Caol Community Council to spread the message about how people can provide feedback regarding preferred pattern and colour of the riverside floodwall.

Posters, drawings and feedback forms are being distributed locally and details are available on the Caol and Lochyside Flood Prevention Scheme page on The Highland Council’s website www.highland.gov.uk/caolandlochysidefloodprotection and on the community council’s Facebook page.

The council’s Executive Chief Officer for Infrastructure and the Environment Malcolm MacLeod said: ‘The design for the construction of the flood scheme is now complete and tender documents and drawings have been sent to a shortlist of contractors for pricing.

‘However, we would still like the communty’s views on important details so I encourage people to look over the drawings and feedback their comments.’

Construction is scheduled to start in early 2021 and continue for two years.