PLANS to finally solve flooding problem on the A8 at East Hamilton Street are progressing well according to council bosses.

Management at Scottish Water and Transport Scotland are in the process of developing a solution to the recurring problem on the main road.

The update was provided at a meeting of the local authority environment and regeneration committee.

A council official said: "We are in talks with Scottish Water and Transport Scotland.

"They have got a plan to develop a valve, the same type of valve which was installed in Sir Michael Street at the bottom of Inverkip Street.

"Scottish Water have to pass that through their own people before they bring that back.

"We estimate that in the next couple of months we will meet with Scottish Water and Transport Scotland again."

Scott Allan, the corporate director of environment, regeneration and resources, said that ending flooding at East Hamilton Street remains a priority but that the situation does appear to be improving.

He said: "Transport Scotland have cleaned out gulleys, so I think the situation has been better than last year.

"But the issue is finding a long term solution."

Council leader Stephen McCabe said: "There has still been flooding there."

Other areas which have been flooded were also highlighted during the meeting.

Councillor John Crowther raised problems encountered in Gourock's Hilltop Road and at Gleninver Road in Greenock.

He said: "In Hilltop Road between the junction with Weymouth Crescent there's a dip in the road there and that floods.

"There has also been flooding in Gleninver Road at the shop."

Mr Allan replied: "Those two locations, we are investigating with urgency.

"We hope to resolve that as soon as possible."