Polmont travel lodge lodges plans for flood defences at Cadgers Brae

Premier Inn has enlisted the services of engineers to try and prevent the devastating floods which hit the company’s Cadgers Brae over the last two years.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:45 pm

In August of 2019 torrential rain took under half-an-hour to effectively create a small loch in the oft-flooded car park of the Premier Inn hotel on a Sunday afternoon.

Guests at the hotel and the nearby Brewers Fayre looked on in disbelief as their cars began to disappear under the rising floodwaters, caused when the Polmont burn burst its banks.

The Premier Inn was reportedly forced the hotel to evacuate some of its guests due to the incident.

Premier Inn has now employed an engineer to come up with a flood prevention plan for its Cadgers Brae hotel

Now the company has lodged a planning application with Falkirk Council for engineering firm Whitbread to develop a flood prevention scheme.

The plans include the erection of a 1 to 1.75 metre wall and an engineering operation which will facilitate the formation of an underground water mitigation infrastructure.

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