A DROP-IN session will be held in Knightswood to allow residents to share their views on plans to deal with extreme rainfall.

Glasgow City Council and engineering firm AECOM have launched a consultation process ahead of introducing a new surface water management plan.

Proposed measures include a storage basin within Temple Recreation Ground and new pipework to direct surface water from the basin to existing council piping south of Fulton Street.

Members of the public can give feedback at Knightswood Community Centre between 4.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow.


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A leaflet on the plans states High Knightswood has been identified as having the “potential to flood”. “It is time for a new plan about how extreme rainfall is managed.

“Our sewers, burns and rivers only have so much capacity and can fill up very quickly during intense or prolonged rainfall and storms, causing flooding and pollution.

“Sustainable drainage systems are designed to mimic how rainwater would be managed if the city wasn’t here. Until now almost all rainwater in the city goes into the drain.”

New systems “have innovate designs that collect, store and treat overland flows, before releasing it slowly”.

Glasgow is growing which is putting extra pressure on the current capacity of drains, the leaflet adds. A planning application is likely to be submitted to the council in autumn this year.


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These new plans aim to prepare for climate change, reduce flood risk, protect rivers and streams from pollution and improve local green spaces. The consultation period will run until September 21, with feedback due in December. Residents who cannot attend the meeting can submit feedback to Fraser Blackwood, from AECOM, on FraserBlackwood@aecom.com