Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan has called for collective action to address the persistent flooding on the A8 – and has had positive responses from new Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP and Transport Scotland.
Mr McMillan had written to a wide range of stakeholders in order to progress a flood management strategy for the A8. As a result, Chief Executive of Transport Scotland Roy Brannen has responded with a willingness to participate in further discussions with other agencies such as SEPA and Scottish Water to help find a long-term solution for the flooding on the main road.
Commenting, Mr McMillan said:
“I am glad that Transport Scotland has indicated that they will work with other relative stakeholders to achieve an effective flood management strategy.
“I have already spoken with new Transport Minister Humza Yousaf MSP, who has indicated that he is willing to discuss this matter further to find an effective solution to what is a long-standing issue.
“For decades Inverclyde residents have had to suffer the problem of flooding, while a perceived lack of progress is made locally to organise how to address the problems the area faces.
“I do not believe a single project will solve the annual flooding but multiple actions, some of which may already be deployed, could well improve the outcome.