As part of our role under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (FRM Act), East Dunbartonshire Council and its consultant advisers (AECOM), are developing Surface Water Management Plans (SWMPs) for Bearsden, Milngavie and Bishopbriggs to be completed within the first cycle of the FRM Act (2016-2022).
The three Surface Water Management Plans (SWMP) 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 each priority area, and on their respective environments and economies - whilst at the same time considering opportunities for associated benefits to the local communities such as enhanced water quality, landscape, and amenity value as well as improved biodiversity.
Our second public engagement events for these studies where held on 9 March at the War Memorial Hall, Bishopbriggs and on 12 March at the Bearsden Hub, Bearsden. We had a good response however, we would like to offer an extended opportunity to get your feedback on the potential short list of sustainable flood management solutions that have been identified by AECOM as well as a chance to share local flood knowledge.
We will be accepting any comments you have may have on the plans via our comments form below until Friday 17 April 2020.
Your inputs will help inform the final phase of the SWMP to identify preferred solutions for the three areas which will help the long-term resilience of East Dunbartonshire to flood risk. Once completed the SWMPs may then be presented for consideration by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency and the Scottish Government.