Flood Risk in Blairgowrie & Rattray - Deadline Extended
Copy taken from PKC leter Ref 6.9.45 RS/GRW from Peter Dickson, Interim Flooding Manager:
Perth & Kinross Council is keen to consult with local residents and businesses in Blairgowrie & Rattray regarding flooding due to surface water and the Rattray Burn.
Complete the survey online here https://consult.pkc.gov.uk/communities/blairgowrieswmp (Deadline extended to be promoted at BRCC mtg 9 Feb)
In December 2021, SEPA published the Tay Flood Risk Management (FRM) Plan and in December 2022, the Council published the Tay Local FRM Plan. Both documents can be viewed via https://www.pkc.gov.uk/frmplans and include the requirement for a surface water management plan (SWMP) for Blairgowrie & Rattray as one of the selected actions for managing flood risk in the area.
SEPA has published flood risk maps on its website at https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmaps. These maps indicate the risk of potential surface water flooding to parts of Blairgowrie & Rattray. The flood maps are largely backed up by historic reports of flooding however, these are indicative and do not cover every instance of past flooding which has been reported. The following issues have been observed:
- The Rattray Burn - flooding affects areas on Parkhill Road, Back Row, Glenalmond Road, Ferguson Park Road, Glendevon Court, Herdman Place, Schoolfield Road, High Street, Honeyberry Drive and New Road.
- Flooding and overland flow onto Jessie Street and West George Street.
- Flooding around Lower Mill Street and Wellmeadow
- Overland flow from fields onto Burnhead Road/David Street/High Street
The Council has recently engaged consulting engineers, RSK/Binnies, to develop the SWMP. This work will involve reviewing and modelling existing flood conditions and the consideration of potential measures to address flood risk.
The Council is therefore keen to consult with the local community to gain as much knowledge of flooding as possible. We are looking for the following:
- Details of past flood events: date, time, flood extents, depths and damage caused.
- Background information, records, photographs or videos of previous flooding.
I would therefore be grateful if you could complete the attached questionnaire and include any other relevant information which may assist in the flood study and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3 February 2023 (Deadline extended). We would be keen to see any photographs, videos or other evidence or records that you hold, and we can copy and return this information to you if this would help.
Alternatively, you can complete this questionnaire online by visiting the Council’s consultation hub at: https://consult.pkc.gov.uk/communities/blairgowrieswmp
RSK’s surveyors will shortly be undertaking a topographical survey to inform the SWMP. The survey is anticipated to commence from Monday 16 January for 2 to 3 days and will focus on the Rattray Burn.
I would be grateful if you could please allow the surveyors to access your land to carry out the survey. The data gathered will be used to gain a better understanding of the risk of flooding in the Rattray area and any potential future actions to address it.
Further survey work will be required at a later date and will focus on external property thresholds, e.g., external door sill levels, air brick levels, etc. However, further notification of this survey work will be provided nearer the time.
Your assistance in the development of the SWMP would be greatly appreciated.
Further information on flood risk and how to deal with flooding can be found on the Council’s website at www.pkc.gov.uk/flooding.
Should you require any further information, please contact Russell Stewart, Engineer on RSStewart@pkc.gov.uk.
Download a copy of the letter and survey to email.