Flood scheme in­quiry de­ci­sion ‘months away’

The Scotsman - - Around Scotland -

A de­ci­sion on the fate of a flood pro­tec­tion scheme in Dumfries is still some months away.

Four weeks of ev­i­dence heard at a pub­lic in­quiry into the White­sands project have now con­cluded.

How­ever, writ­ten sub­mis­sions and a coun­cil re­sponse will not be com­plete un­til the end of Jan­uary. The in­quiry heard it would take at least two months for a re­port to be com­pleted and then “months rather than weeks” for a fi­nal de­ci­sion.

The hear­ing in Dumfries has heard ev­i­dence both for and against the scheme.

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