Glasgow City Council today approved the release of funding towards the Camlachie Burn (Biggar Street) project, a scheme which will reduce flooding and release land for development.
The release of this £1.4million funding, 80% of the project's cost - a Scottish Government General Capital Grant - will allow the construction of a new 185 metres channel (12 metres wide by three metres deep) including connections with the existing upstream and downstream culverts.
The remaining 20% of the project cost will come from the Glasgow City Region City Deal.
The Camlachie Burn (Biggar Street) project will create greater drainage capacity within the Camlachie Burn catchment so reducing the risk of flooding and making possible the regeneration of vacant and derelict sites in the area.
The works on the burn at Biggar Street form part of a larger civil engineering contract that includes the construction of a new channel and culvert on the Camlachie Burn at Shettleston Road.
The Camlachie Burn (Biggar Street) project also forms a key component of the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) City Deal Business Case. There is £45million of Glasgow City Region City Deal funding for the MGSDP.