Renfrewshire Council are creating a flood prevention
scheme in accordance with the Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act
Phase 1 of the work involved the construction of
flood embankments and retaining walls as well as the diversion of
the Mill Burn culvert. The embankments have been
created between the Scottish Water sewage pumping station off
North Lodge Road and Meadowside Street/Neil Street.
In addition, ramping of Ferry Road to the north of the
junction with King's Inch Road has been introduced to provide
initial flood protection and halt progress of flood waters into
premises surrounding Canal Street and the town centre.
Phase 1 creates a 1 in 10 year level of flood protection.
Phase 2 involves the dredging of 10,000 tonnes of sediment from
the river's bed before the foundations are laid for the new pumping
Phase 3 will see the creation of a pumping station in the
vicinity of Primrose Quay. This will ensure that the waters of
the Mill Burn and surface water run off in the northern part of
Renfrew, will be discharged into the River Clyde at times of
moderate or high river levels - decreasing flood risk from these
Once Phase 3 is complete the area will have a 1 in 200 year
level of flood protection.
Phase 1 work is now complete. Phase 2 completed 2011. Phase 3
planned to start 2014.