Whitesands project timeline

An overview of the stages and development of the flood protection and regeneration scheme, up to the scheme's agreement in November 2015.

New events will be added as the project progresses.

Hydraulic Modelling Study

Hydraulic Modelling is undertaken to assess flood levels and potential options.

December 2011
Report to Planning, Housing and Environment Services Committee

There is agreement to develop a Flood Protection and Regeneration scheme for the Whitesands

August 2012
Gillespies LLP and DG Design commissioned

Gillespies LLP and DG Design are commissioned to prepare a Masterplan for the Whitesands.

September 2012
Charrette design process

A series of interactive design workshops and meetings take place where the public, local design professionals and the project team work together to develop a detailed vision for the site.

January 2013
Masterplan Report

'A New Vision Whitesands' is completed which includes flood protection and public realm improvements for the Whitesands area and wider townscape improvements.

February 2013
Report to Planning, Housing, and Environmental Services Committee

It is agreed to progress with the Whitesands Project based on the Masterplan.

April 2013
Project update by Gillespies

A project update is held on Thursday 18 April 2013 with the local community.

May 2013
Enviroplan appointed by Gillespies to undertake Strategic Environmental Assessment

The aim is to ensure that any potentially significant adverse effects on the environment are identified and avoided/ minimised/mitigated and any potentially positive effects enhanced.

May 2013
Technical report on the Whitesands Flood Protection Scheme

A technical report is prepared by Mouchel

August 2013
Pubic display/presentation by Gillespies at Bakers Oven

This presentation features numerous design boards to showcase the developing project and the feedback from this is considered to be generally positive.

September 2013
Report to Planning, Housing and Environmental Services Committee

Progress with the project is noted and it is agreed to continue with it as a priority scheme.

March 2014
Policy and Resources Committee Report

Funding is agreed to progress the development of the scheme.

August 2014
An 8 week consultation commenced on the Masterplan and Strategic Environmental Assessment

Responses are logged and a report prepared for Committee.

October 2014
Dumfries Common Good Sub Committee

The use of Common Good land is agreed for the construction of the Whitesands Project.

November 2014
Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

The committee considers the Whitesands Masterplan along with consultation responses and appropriate amendments. Following completion of the relevant adoption procedures it is agreed to adopt the Whitesands Masterplan as statutory supplementary guidance.

December 2014
Nithsdale Area Committee Community Meeting

A community meeting and public engagement session takes place, including displays and discussions. Feedback is recorded.

January 2015
Public display and engagement

A 3 day event with extensive public participation and engagement takes place at the former Bakers Oven, including displays and discussions. A full-scale model is constructed in location on the Whitesands.

February - August 2015
Significant redesign of the defences to take into account feedback and public engagement events.

September 2015
Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

An update on progress is reported including details of improved (raised walkway) scheme and alternatives. It is agreed further consultation and engagement on the improved scheme and any alternatives will be carried out.

October 2015
Engagement event

A 3 day event with extensive public participation and engagement takes place at the former Bakers Oven, including display boards of the improved (raised walkway) scheme and alternatives with a questionnaire to record feedback and comment.

November 2015
Nithsdale Area Committee

It is agreed to support the improved (raised walkway) scheme.

November 2015
Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee

The committee agrees their support of the improved (raised walkway) design and approves publication and promotion of the progress of the scheme.

November 2016
Public Exhibition

A 3 day event with extensive public participation to provide comprehensive details of the scheme prior to the publication of the flood order.

December 2016
Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee and Full Council Committee

Agreed that the Whitesands Project be published as a Flood Protection Scheme.

Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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