Campbeltown Flood Prevention Scheme

Notification of Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme

Argyll and Bute Council is progressing plans for a Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) for Campbeltown. Public consultation has been ongoing since October 2017 and the proposed Campbeltown FPS was presented at a public exhibition and presentation held in October 2018. We have taken on board comments made and have continued to engage with key stakeholders including SEPA, Scottish Water and affected landowners.

We now have a proposed scheme, for which we are  seeking approval and deemed planning permission. The scheme involves a flood storage area in the Millknowe area of Campbeltown and a partial upsizing of the surface water culvert running down Dalaruan Street, from the proposed storage area.  In addition surface water management will be implemented to other areas within the town at The Meadows and Burnside Street to further reduce the risk of flooding to the town. Property Level Flood Protection will also be provided to some properties to improve the standard of protection offered by the scheme.

The Campbeltown FPS is being promoted under the Flood Risk Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and the Flood Risk Management (Flood Protection Schemes, Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts) (Scotland) Regulations 2010.

Notices of the scheme have been sent out to key stakeholders and affected parties. Notices have also been published in the Edinburgh Gazette and the Campbeltown Courier and displayed at prominent locations in Campbeltown including The Burnet Building, St John Street, PA28 6BJ Campbeltown, Argyll,  and Tesco Metro Store, Co-op Supermarket and Campbeltown Town Hall.

The notice contains a general description of the proposed scheme and details of where the scheme documents can be inspected. Any objections to the proposed scheme must be made in the manner described in the notice. The scheme documents can be inspected from 3rd May until a final decision is made to confirm or reject the Scheme as the case may be. The scheme documents can be downloaded using the links below.

The scheme documents contain a description of the scheme and drawings showing the extent and scale of the operations and the land which may be affected by the scheme. Copies of the scheme description and drawings can be downloaded using the links below.  Hard copies of the documents are also available to view at Campbeltown Customer Service Point, Burnet Building, St John Street, PA28 6BJ, between 9.00am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

The following documents are available to view as part of the notification: 

Should you have any questions about the scheme, please contact Graham Nash using the following contact details c/o Graham Nash, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RD or 

Objections on the Scheme should be made in writing to the Council at Argyll & Bute Council c/o Graham Nash, 1A Manse Brae, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8RD or via email at by 1st June 2019.

Drawing Number

Drawing Title

Overall scheme


Campbeltown Flood Protection Scheme - Key Plan

Flood storage at Millknowe


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir - Site Layout


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment and Wall Arrangement


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment and Spillway Arrangement


Millknowe Flood Storage Reservoir – Embankment Section

Dalaruan Culvert


Dalaruan Culvert – Site Layout


Dalaruan Culvert – Longsection


Dalaruan Culvert – Intake Structure Elevation, Plan and Section

Surface Water Management Proposals


Surface Water Management Proposals – Sheet 1 of 2


Surface Water Management Proposals  - Sheet 2 of 2


Surface Water Management Proposals – Typical DetailsSurface Water Management Proposals – Typical Details

Property Level Flood Protection Proposals


Property Flood Protection Zone Plan

Consultation dates: 

3 May 2019 to 1 Jun 2019