Flood alleviation plan approved

Major flood prevention measures are to start near Colquhoun Park in Bearsden following approval by the council this week.

Flooding has been an ongoing problem for many years and the flood alleviation programme will include construction of a permanent wetland area to act as a store for excess water when it rains heavily.

In order to do this the existing playpark will be moved further northwards.

The other area that will be earmarked for attention is at the north eastern half of the park which is currently open greenspace containing a play-area, sports pavilion with a path lined with several trees.

The council, working in conjunction with Scottish Water, Glasgow City Council and other agencies, has agreed a series of improvement that will alleviate the flooding.

As well as establishing a wetland there are plans to install an overflow chamber to direct water from St Germain’s Burn into the wetland and to divert some of the water from Ledcameroch Burn into the wetland to reduce the flow entering the existing culvert along Conon Avenue.

There are also plans to protect the properties that run alongside Conon Avenue by creating a verge approximately 50cm high to divet surface water away from the road.

Welcoming the news , Councillor Vaughan Moody said: “This is very welcome news for all the residents living in the area.

“The council has now committed to carrying out the work and addressing the issues surrounding flooding in the area. I’m not sure when the work will start, but I suspect probably this summer.

“However, this will depend on Scottish Water doing their bit aswell.”