Re­port re­veals flood­ing risk at ex-school site

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was promised in the first place. If there’s any com­mon sense at all, what we need here is open space.

“The coun­cil has said if it sells off the land it can in­vest in com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties — but how will it do that if there’s no space?”

SEPA said the ev­i­dence used to con­clude there was no flood risk on the site was not sub­stan­tial enough.

It also threat­ened to re­fer the case to min­is­ters in Holy­rood if Dundee City Coun­cil failed to heed its ad­vice.

Per­sim­mon Homes snapped up part of the for­mer Kingspark site for £3.3 mil­lion in a be­hind-closed-doors deal with the coun­cil last year.

A spokesman for Per­sim­mon Homes North Scot­land said: “We are aware of SEPA’s ob­jec­tion to our ap­pli­ca­tion in re­spect of fur­ther in­for­ma­tion be­ing re­quired on flood risk and en­ergy.

“In re­sponse to this, we have in­structed our hy­dro­log­i­cal con­sul­tant to con­sider their com­ments and re­spond ac­cord­ingly which we will sub­mit along with a suit­able en­ergy state­ment as part of the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion process.”

A Dundee City Coun­cil spokesman said: “While it would not be ap­pro­pri­ate to dis­cuss an in­di­vid­ual ap­pli­ca­tion, ob­jec­tions that have been lodged will be con­sid­ered in the plan­ning sys­tem and will play a part in the de­ci­sion mak­ing process.”

Kingspark School and cam­paigner Lynn Wat­son.

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