Residents of a Mearns town are being given the chance to view the latest plans for a £15million flood prevention scheme this week.
Stonehaven locals are being invited to view Aberdeenshire Council’s latest proposals for the town’s flood protection scheme at the town’s recreation grounds from Thursday at 1pm.
The consultation will give people a chance to view the latest plans and speak to council officers about them.
The scheme includes the construction of defence walls along the River Carron, which has burst its banks twice in recent years – badly damaging homes and businesses.
It is the last stage in the public engagement on the plans and will give any objectors an opportunity air their concerns.
The scheme is moving towards the promotion of a formal legal order next month.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: “The legal process to promote a flood scheme for the town means it has to be advertised and all those with an interest in land affected by the scheme notified.
“At that stage anyone can formally object to the proposed scheme. If these objections are not resolved the scheme will be referred to Scottish ministers.
“Ultimately a public local inquiry may have to take place – if this happens it is likely to affect the delivery timescales for the scheme.”
The public consultation will run until Wednesday, May 27.