A £3 million scheme to protect Huntly from flooding has been given a boost, with news of a dedicated team to work on the project.
Aberdeenshire Council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed a “shared service arrangement” with Moray Council, which will result in a dedicated site supervision team being created, working with the contractor to deliver the construction elements of the important scheme.
It will be led by a project manager who will manage the contract, delivering the works to budget, programme, and quality. The project itself will include work to replace culverts, construction of embankments and water storage options.
The committee agreed the terms of the shared agreement, allowing both authorities to begin working together to source the on-site team in the coming months.
It is hoped that the team can start work on site in August, and the project is estimated to take 8 months to complete.
Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee Cllr Martin Kitts-Hayes said:
“Aberdeenshire Council has been working to implement a flood protection scheme in Huntly for a number of years and as such I am delighted to see that we are now in a position to dedicate a site team to this vital piece of infrastructure”.