Dumfries flood defence scheme

There are mixed feelings from businesses in the Whitesands area of Dumfries over a new flood defence scheme planned for the area.

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Businesses worried about proposed plans

The river Nith often bursts its banks throughout the winter Credit: ITV News Border

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.

Local businesses have suffered extensive damage from flooding over the years Credit: ITV News Border

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