Have your say on Thurso Flood Protection Study
17th January 2019
The Highland Council has invited people in Thurso to attend a public exhibition highlighting proposals for flood prevention measures along the River Thurso.
The Council is currently developing a Flood Protection Study (FPS) for the River to identify solutions that will alleviate the risk of flooding.
An exhibition on Tuesday 22 January from 2pm - 7pm at the Pentland Hotel ballroom, Princess Street, Thurso, KW14 7AA will present results of the study to date and outline potential options being considered to mitigate the risk of future flooding in Thurso along the River Thurso. The public will be able to view what types of measures are currently being considered, their locations and their impacts.
Staff from The Highland Council's Flood Risk Management Team and consultants AECOM will be at the exhibition to discuss the measures, answer any questions and gather any initial comments from people to the various proposals at this early stage.
The Council's Thurso and Northwest Caithness Ward Councillors are encouraging as many people as possible to come along. They said: "This is a good opportunity for folk to come along to view the work done so far and to see how the flood protection study is progressing.
"Feedback from the public, interested stakeholders, landowners, residents and businesses is a vital part of pulling together a flood study as it will help the council to determine which of the possible measures are preferred by the community."
For anyone unable to attend the exhibition the information on display will be made available on the Council's website along with a feedback form. Future updates and notices regarding the scheme will be make available for viewing at:
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