Falkirk councillors fear flooding risk over plans near garden centre

Fears over flooding mean Falkirk councillors want to see for themselves how new plans would affect land around Klondyke Garden Centre near Polmont.

Klondyke Group Ltd has applied for planning permission to erect an office, storage building, car parking and a landscape display area. There has been severe flooding in the area previously, a council meeting heard yesterday.

At the first meeting of the planning committee since May’s election, new convener Billy Buchanan, told members that he was concerned that the land around Klondyke Garden Centre, near Polmont, has been overdeveloped. He and Councillor James Kerr both recalled when intense flash flooding caused cars to float in the car park of a Premier Inn hotel nearby.

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Given the number of new councillors on the committee, Councillor Buchanan felt it would be best to visit the site

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