Castlefinn Survey Works

Survey Works Update

Topographical surveys of watercourses, adjacent lands and property thresholds of residential and commercial premises were collected in early 2021.  These works will captured the data needed to build an up to date computer model of the Scheme Area. Murphy Geospatial were appointed to carry out survey works in Castlefinn, which included river channel, topographical and property threshold surveys that took place in January and February.

Invasive Species Treatment: 

In advance of the flood relief scheme for Castlefinn, the Project Team has commenced work on invasive species treatment in the scheme area.
The Project Team have identified the presence of the invasive plants Giant Hogweed, Himalayan Balsam, Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Knotweed within the potential works area of the scheme. Precaution control treatment of these invasive species has been undertaken this Autumn (2020). This treatment targeted areas where there is a potential interface with the flood relief scheme works based on the current high level design. As such, treatment areas may change as the scheme design progresses or as infestations are eradicated.
All treatment of invasive species will be in accordance with best practice and the Invasive Species Management Plan developed as part of the scheme.



A new project newsletter will be uploaded every three months, providing information on recent activities undertaken, upcoming activities and other relevant information.

Castlefinn FRS Newsletter 01

Newsletter 1 provides the first quarterly update, with information on the background of the study, which stage the study is at, an outline of the Scheme programme and describing the next steps for the project.



Castlefinn FRS Newsletter 02

Newsletter 2 provides the second quarterly update, providing information on what stage the project is at, impact of COVID-19 on the project, an outline of the scheme programme, information regarding the Opening Public Consultation and the next steps for the project.