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Denburn flood defences in Aberdeen announced

Aberdeen flooding [Pic: Mark McHardy]
Image caption Aberdeen city centre has been badly affected on rare occasions

Plans for a new flood protection scheme for properties close to the Denburn river in Aberdeen have been announced.

Aberdeen City Council said the proposed defences should provide protection in the Queen's Cross/Fountainhall and Mackie Place/Jack's Brae areas.

It follows incidents when the Denburn overflowed, causing damage to homes.

Sandbags have been as an interim measure, but work has been ongoing to find a permanent solution.

A water detention pond is planned for a flood plain area near Stronsay Drive and King's Gate.

Council officers will arrange a public meeting early next year.

An initial report on the proposals will be heard by the enterprise, strategic planning and infrastructure committee in January.

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