Plans for a new £25m flood protection scheme in Carlisle have been agreed by city councillors.
Parts of the city have flooded badly twice in the last 15 years. The first phase of the defences would help to protect Melbourne Park and land around the Tesco store on Warwick Road.
Fears were raised by some councillors today that this work could raise the flood risk at other outlying areas, by the Environment Agency say this first phase will have minimal impact on other places.
But some think that the plans may not go far enough. Campaigners say while they are supporting phase one of the new plan, they remain convinced that Botcherby Bridge is a weak link in the proposals because they say it isn't tall or strong enough to withstand another Storm Desmond.
Work is expected to begin this summer.