South Scotland

Jedburgh flood protection scheme wins approval

Flood plan Image copyright Scottish Borders Council
Image caption The scheme focuses on four key areas to try to reduce the flood risk

A flood protection scheme for Jedburgh town centre has been approved by councillors.

The £313,000 project has been designed to protect properties from flooding by the Skiprunning Burn.

Dozens of homes, shops and businesses were flooded after a torrential thunderstorm in August 2012.

Members of Scottish Borders Council have been told that work on the scheme is likely to be carried out in the next financial year.

A survey carried out after the 2012 flood found that it was principally caused by debris blocking a culvert inlet trash screen.

The scheme includes improvements to protection measures near the culvert at Larkhall Farm and the introduction of a debris trap and other debris management measures at Wildcat Cleuch.

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