Scottish Water under fire over sewer vent

The Shieldhall Tunnel works will require to have a venting stack located in Queens Park.
The Shieldhall Tunnel works will require to have a venting stack located in Queens Park.

Concerns have been raised over a planning application lodged with Glasgow City Council by Scottish Water.

The utility company who have been working on the southside replacing water and sewerage networks have applied to site an 8.5 metre tall vent in Queen’s Park.

Resident, Tipu Raza contacted The Extra to ask if we could draw the public’s attention to the application which he claims should have been subject to a public consultation.

Scottish Water commented: “We held discussions and met with Glasgow City Council to discuss the best placement of the vent stack.

We held a well-attended public information meeting showing the plans and received very little negative feedback at that event.

The planning process is there for people to air their views and all feedback will be considered as part of this.

The application shows that we have taken measures to minimise any visual impact from the vent stack, including the use of wood cladding and its proposed location near existing trees.

The application ref is: 17/02081/DC and has a closing date of September 19.