Have your say on surface water management plans

Date: 

Wednesday, 13 June, 2018


Local residents are being urged to attend drop-in events to share their views on the Council’s Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) for three priority areas.

Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Bearsden were identified as being areas potentially vulnerable to flood risk and have been selected as the initial focus for the SWMPs.

Feedback from the public consultation events will help develop the plans which are required as part of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (FRM Act).

The SWMPS will assess the flood risks and identify long term, sustainable and achievable mitigation measures which can be implemented to manage the flood risk (including climate change) and reduce the flooding impacts in Milngavie, Bishopbriggs and Bearsden. 

Opportunities for associated benefits to the local communities, such as enhanced water quality, landscape, amenity value and improved biodiversity will also be considered during the development of these plans.

Local residents are invited to attend the following drop-in events:

Location Venue Date Time
Milngavie

Milngavie Town Hall
(Lesser Hall)
71 Station Road
Milngavie
G62 8BX

Tuesday 26 June 2018 3pm to 8pm
Bishopbriggs

War Memorial Hall
Balmuildy Road
Bishopbriggs
G64 3BX

Wednesday 27 June 2018 3pm to 8pm
Bearsden

Bearsden Hall
(Main Hall)
Bearsden Community Hub
69 Drymen Road
Bearsden
G61 3QT

Thursday 28 June 3pm to 8pm

Convener of Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, Councillor Billy Hendry is encouraging local people to make their views known.

He said, “Input from local residents is vital for identifying potential solutions to improve the long-term resilience of East Dunbartonshire to flood risk. We are particularly keen to hear from those who have had experience of flooding in the past.

“Further public consultation events will be advertised in the coming months and we would encourage anyone interested to come along.”

If you are unable to make it along to any of the consultation events you can contact hazel.macleod@aecom.com to share your views.

 

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