‘Goodwill’ work to fix flooding problem on route to new Aberdeen academy

Lochside Academy
Lochside Academy

A housebuilder has agreed to carry out work on a “goodwill basis” to fix a school walking route which is at times “impassable”.

Concerns had been raised about rain leaving parts of a council-approved walking route to Lochside Academy in Cove virtually inaccessible.

Wide puddles regularly appear on South Loirston Road, which cuts through a large portion of the suburb, with the water covering the entire span of the path.

A large puddle covers the path near Lochside Academy

A council report said the number of pedestrians using the route has increased and now includes pupils walking to school.

It adds that a section of localised flooding at a sharp corner of the road has made it “virtually impassable”.


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Discussions have since taken place with Stewart Milne Homes and agreement reached for the housebuilder to carry out work on a “goodwill basis” to reinstate the ground topography to its original state.

The work may also include lowering the road’s verge to encourage the draining of surface water away from the road and into the adjacent field.

A drainage pipe will also be installed at the low point to allow water to drain to the adjacent field more quickly.

The report adds: “Should these actions not result in the dissipation of water, we will explore what other options are open to the council to resolve this.”

Members of the city council’s operational delivery committee will consider the report when they meet on Thursday.

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