Flood prevention plans go on display

The convener of Brechin Community Council is urging residents to view the flood prevention scheme plans currently on display at Brechin Library.

Speaking while viewing the plans himself, Derek Harper said it was important that Brechin residents take the time to inspect the plans to see for themselves what is proposed.

He said this was the time for locals to have their say on the proposals and to make suggestions and comments.

Derek also highlighted the fact that Angus Council have announced an art work competition for local schools and community groups to enter, which could result in their artwork being a permanent part of the environmental enhancements at the flood prevention site.

He has added his voice to that of the vice-convener of the council’s communities committee, councillor Jeanette Gaul, who is also inviting people to go along to the exhibition which runs until July 11.

She said: “This is a much anticipated scheme that will have a very positive impact on the town, particularly in River Street and The Inch.

“The designs on display show how the completed scheme will not only do the job in terms of preventing future flooding incidents but also how it will enhance that public space with a new playpark and garden and we’re keen to work with local residents on the development of these community facilities.

“The council looks forward to hearing local people’s views and seeing the flood prevention scheme getting started in the coming months.”

The flood prevention scheme is an integrated flood and drainage scheme which will provide protection from flooding

The scheme consists of direct defences, flood embankments and flood walls. There will be upgrades to the existing surface water drainage system, including work on the Denburn Culvert and installation of three submerged pump stations.