New flood defences in the Whitesands area of Dumfries could move a step closer today.
Councillors are meeting to chose their preferred method of protecting the area from flooding.
They're expected to choose a raised walkway alongside the river. But some local companies are concerned that could harm their businesses more than the flooding.
A retired businessman, who has handed in a petition against the planned flood defence system at Whitesands, in Dumfries, has slammed the town's council.
David Slater says it's taken a 5,500 signature petition to get Dumfries and Galloway Council to engage with people who are concerned about the plans:
The main area of concern for protesters is the plan to scrap 230 parking spaces at Whitesands, which they say will affect local businesses.
A petition against plans to build flood defences on a car park is set to be handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council today.
Around 5,000 people have signed the petition, arguing that the loss of 230 parking spaces on Dumfries' Whitesands will harm trade for local businesses.
A flood warning has been issued for the Whitesands in Dumfries for this afternoon, according to Police Scotland.
Elevated water levels within the Lower Nith are likely to result in tidal flooding on the Whitesands. High tide is expected at approximately 2.45pm but flooding may occur before and after this.
The flooding could reach across the road into the Brewery Street entrance, and parking on the Whitesands will be affected. The public are asked to avoid the area if possible.
The warning comes on the day when a petition against flooding prevention plans has been handed into the Public Petitions Committee in Dumfries.
A public petition against new flood prevention plans in Dumfries will be heard during a "parliament day'" in the town.
A local resident is presenting his arguments against the multi-million scheme on the Whitesands.
The public petitions committee will consider two other petitions when it meets at Easterbrook Hall.
The committee can decide if the petition will be considered by the Scottish Parliament.
The Whitesands in Dumfries has re-opened following heavy floods on Monday.
Both car parks were submerged in water after the river Nith burst its banks.
The car parks remain closed but traffic can pass through from St Michael Street to Buccleuch Street.
Flooding is continuing to be a problem across the region.
So far Cumbria Police have issued a number of warnings about road closures and many train lines have been disrupted.
Yellow flood warnings have been issues across Cumbria, with Amber warnings being issues across South West Scotland and Borders.
ITV Border has also just been informed the Whitesands in Dumfries has now flooded.
New flood defence plans were displayed in Dumfries town centre in August, after years of campaigning from local businesses.
However, the plans were met by mixed reactions with some businesses worried that the new scheme could deter people from visiting the town.
For example, the council were proposing to cut the number of car parking spaces to make way for new flood defences.
The river Nith often bursts its banks during the winter months, with many shopfronts suffering extensive damage as a result.