£25m Selkirk flood defence scheme underway

Design plans for a £25 million flood defence scheme for Selkirk are well underway, and planners are now checking the ground to make sure they can build defences on it

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Groundwork begins on flood plans

Draft plans for Selkirk's Flood Defence scheme Credit: ITV News Border

Selkirk's Bannerfield estate was hit by flooding in 2004.

Many homes had to be evacuated after flood water soaked carpets and floors.

Resident Colin Bennett recalls what happened:

"The main street was just like a river. I could not open the front gate because of water coming over it.

"There were cars parked on the street that were getting shoved across the road and there were cars floating down the main drive."

Bannerfield resident Colin Bennett Credit: ITV News Border
Workmen drill the ground at Philiphaugh Credit: ITV News Border
Bannerfield estate which was hit by flooding in 2004 Credit: ITV News Border

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