East Ren council answers the critics

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EAST Renfrewshire council has assured concerned residents that new houses in Newton Mearns will not chause drainage chaos.

The Newton Mearns residents flood prevention group for Cheviot Drive is currently considering legal action to protect local properties.

However, ERC say a detailed flood risk assessment was submitted with the planning application for the development.
A spokesman said: “The council is required to consider flood risk and have regard to flooding when considering planning applications.

“The assessment was carried out by a professional firm of consulting engineers. We are of the opinion that the development at Ayr Road will result in an improvement in site drainage and downstream flood risk and as such the Council has fulfilled it’s statutory duties.”