Brown de­mands flood­ing ac­tion plan

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A call for a re­view of plans to pre­vent and tackle flood­ing in the wake of the re­cent heavy rain has come from Ruther­glen Lib­eral Demo­crat coun­cil­lor Robert Brown.

Coun­cil­lor Brown made his com­ments at a meet­ing of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s en­ter­prise com­mit­tee last week which was look­ing at a re­port on the coun­cil’s risk reg­is­ter and risk con­trol ac­tion plan.

Coun­cil­lor Brown re­ceived an as­sur­ance that fur­ther re­ports will be made to the coun­cil in the near fu­ture.

He said:“Ev­ery­one is fed up with the in­ces­sant rain we have had in re­cent weeks. This has also caused sig­nif­i­cant lo­cal flood­ing but for­tu­nately not of the kind seen else­where.

“Cum­bria ex­pe­ri­enced rain­fall of 14 inches in a very short time, which caused hun­dreds of peo­ple to see their homes badly flooded and thou­sands with­out power. We have to plan against the pos­si­bil­ity of such things hap­pen­ing in South La­nark­shire too.

“There is a ma­jor is­sue for cen­tral gov­ern­ment to in­crease the avail­able flood­ing for flood preven­tion, both to stop ma­jor floods and to deal with mi­nor but dam­ag­ing and in­con­ve­nient flood­ing such as that on Croft­foot Road.”

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