Enabled by funding from the Glasgow City Region City Deal - www.glasgowcityregion.co.uk, the Drumchapel Surface Water Management Plan has created a series of series of embankments and storage areas along the line of the Garscadden Burn to manage high flows during storm events, using the natural valley area as temporary floodplain storage to manage water and reduce flood risk both upstream and downstream. This will reduce pressure on the combined sewer network to remove development constraints and ensure drainage infrastructure is more resilient.
As well as improving biodiversity, connectivity for the local area has also been improved, with the installation of new paths and crossings over the burn.
New on-line basin on Garscadden Burn, north of Conon Avenue - here
New on-line storage areas on Garscadden Burn, south of Southdeen Avenue, and access improvements - here
This project started on site March 2020 and was completed late 2021.