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.
More top news
Frosty, icy start on Sunday with fog patches lingering in places. Away from the fog, some good wintry sunshine
Mainly dry, clear and cold. Beware icy stretches developing across the region, especially where there were earlier showers
The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team was called to the aid of a 70-year old walker from France on Whiteless Pike on Boxing Day.