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Flood defence project opens

A new £8.7million flood defence scheme is set to open in Lower Dove, Derbyshire today. Construction work began in September last year to help people at risk of flooding from the River Dove.

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New £8.7m flood defence scheme to open in Derbyshire

A multi-million flood defence scheme is set to be unveiled along a Derbyshire river today, more than a year after construction work began.

The £8.7million scheme will benefit around 1,600 residents and businesses at risk of flooding from the River Dove, particularly between Scropton and the River Trent.

Floods have hit South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire villages on multiple occasions Credit: ITV News Central

The area has flooded four times in the past 20 years, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to nearby properties.

South Derbyshire MP Heather Wheeler will open the flood defence scheme at 12.45pm.

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