Dumfries flood defences petition to be handed in

5,000 people have signed the petition against the new flood defence scheme. They are worried the closure of Whitesands Car Park would harm businesses in the town.

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Petition against Dumfries flood defences to be presented

Whitesands in Dumfries. Credit: ITV Border

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.

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