Report reveals flooding risk at ex-school site
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.