Estate owner says rewilding could help stop storm floods

Angus Council says Storm Babet caused more damage than ever experienced before

Could flood prevention measures 25 miles away from Brechin help stop a repeat of the devastation caused by Storm Babet?

An Angus estate owner thinks so, and says the region’s hills and glens could act as a giant “sponge” to hold back extreme rainfall from communities downstream.

Dee Ward’s proposals come as Angus Council considers more ‘nature-based solutions’ to the challenges of climate change.

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