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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Flood scheme up for discussion

A SEMINAR will take place later this year on the future of the Whitesands Flood Protection Scheme.

It will be for councillors and was secured by Labour’s Linda Dorward after she raised concerns at the lack of action on the issue from the Tory administration.

She said: “This vital project has been relegated to the long grass, after funding proposed to progress the project was not included in the council budget, set in February 2023.

“Whilst some may see this as a win, their glaring omission is that of a viable or workable alternative.”

She acknowledged that the scheme had ‘been on the books’ for a significant amount of time and that continued inaction was not an option.

Councillor Dorward asked colleagues to look to addressing the matter urgently and it was agreed that an event will be held as soon as practicable after the summer recess.

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