White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme

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White Cart Water Flood Prevention Scheme

Access to Pollok, Greenbank and Auldhouse Park

Flood defence and erosion works are currently underway within Pollok Park, Greenbank Park and will commence within Auldhouse Park during w/c 11 June 2018. All parks are still open but have access restrictions to ensure the safety of the public. Access to Greenbank Park is still available via Harriet Place although there is no through access to Auldhouse Road and Nether Auldhouse Road. Access will still be available to Auldhouse Park via Riverford Road although there will be no through access to Nether Auldhouse Road.

The White Cart Water has historically inflicted misery to residents and businesses in the south side of Glasgow over many decades.

Since 1908 there have been more than 20 significant floods caused by relatively minor storms. One of the most memorable was at Hogmanay 1984 when 500 homes in Battlefield and Langside were inundated and millions of pounds of damage caused. Only 12 days later floods inflicted further misery in the same area. In 1990 residents in the area were struck again. In 1994, the river burst its banks once more in various places including Paisley, and in 1999 families living in Cathcart and Langside suffered thousands of pounds of damage when the water reached waist height in their homes.

Glasgow City Council promoted a flood prevention scheme for the White Cart Water and its tributary the Auldhouse Burn. The Scottish Ministers approved the flood prevention scheme in 2006 and phases 1 and 2 were fully operational in September 2011.

In 2017, Glasgow City Council secured funding to enable the completion of the third and final phase of the scheme. The project team are currently finalising the design and plan to hold a public information day in summer/ autumn 2017 before construction works commencing in spring 2018.

Further information on Phase 3 can be found here


June 2018 - Works commenced within Pollok Park

June 2018 - Installation of piles at Margaretta Buildings using silent techniques completed. We hope all residents and business owners agree that the installation was indeed silent.

May 2018 - Works commence at Greenbank Park and TA Centre and also at Damshot Crescent

April 2018 - Works commence at Snuff Mill Road, Hippingstones and Auldburn Road

March 2018 - Main site compound established at Damshot Crescent

February 2018 - Contractor, RJ McLeod appointed to deliver the next phase of the flood protection scheme

October 2017 - Procurement of a contractor to construct the phase 3 works is underway.