A SOCIAL housing development has been halted over issues with drainage.

Wellhouse Housing Association have had to put a stop to building works of 160 homes in Easterhouse after it emerged “critical” works had to be done on an underground drainage system at the site.

Builders have carried out a flood mitigation survey and work has began on creation of retrofit highway raingardens and bioretention areas, however issues with a drain are holding up progress.

Wellhouse has called on Glasgow City Council and City Property as well as Scottish Water for support, and it is understood discussions are ongoing.

Maureen Morris, Chair of WHA, said: “It is well documented that Easterhouse has high levels of deprivation and at WHA we firmly believe it is important that there is on-going investment in the area which must include community housing as well as facilities for the area.

“Extensive work has been carried out to make this vision a reality however progress has now stalled due to issues with the drainage system.

“We are calling upon City Property, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water to work with us to identify a solution so we can bring positive change to the lives of local people, helping to create a vibrant community which people are proud to call home.”

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council and City Property, an arms length external organisation, said: “The council continues to work with its partners on this project, as we all have the same aim: to see the building of these new homes as quickly as possible. “Hopefully the progress being made around some of the matters being discussed will soon be made in full, allowing the project to be completed. We have supported the building of a significant number of new homes in Easterhouse in recent years, and this support will continue.”

Scottish Water were also approached for comment.