Hawick flood scheme given go-ahead

Scottish Borders Council has given the go-ahead for a new 28 million pound flood prevention scheme for Hawick.

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Hawick flood protection scheme approved

A new 28 million pound flood protection scheme for Hawick has been approved.

Scottish Borders Council has given the go-ahead for the plans to progress to the next stage, which includes undertaking detailed survey and consultations and a public exhibition.

"I am pleased that the preferred flood protection scheme is now approved and that we can progress to the next stages.

"The scheme will provide a number of benefits to the people of Hawick, including greater confidence for those living in the areas that flood, the potential to unlock development in business areas, a reduction in insurance premiums for homes and businesses, and the protection of the essential infrastructure of the town.”

– Councillor Gordon Edgar, Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure

The next stage is expected to last around 15 months.

Decision day for £28m Hawick flood scheme

Flooding in Hawick Credit: ITV News Border

A decision will be made by councillors today on whether a 28 million pound flood prevention scheme for Hawick is given the go-ahead.

Scottish Borders Council are meeting in St. Boswells to decide on the plans which include proposals for an automatic pumping station, new floodgates and the erection of new walls.

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