Council set to improve flood protection

ANGUS Council could be set to spend £365,000 on flood protection measures at the Barry Burn in Carnoustie.

In a report set to go before the council’s infrastructure services committee on Tuesday, council officers are recommending that further work at the burn to investigate and reduce the risk of flooding should be carried out over the next two years.

And the local authority has set out 10 proposed measures that they believe may reduce the risk of future flooding incidents similar to those that affected Carnoustie residents in August, 2008, and October and November, 2009.

These include installing sheet piles along the length of MacDonald Smith Drive to try and protect properties from flooding and to implement a flood warning system for the area.

An emergency operational flood plan could also be put in place along with remedial works to bolster a steel reinforcement.

Infrastructure services director Eric Lowson will urge committee members to back the proposals to improve the levels of protection offered to nearby residents to reduce flooding and said further work may also be needed to combat the problem.

He explained: “It is likely that the work described will result in the identification and costing of further work required in the future.”