Public meeting on £25m Selkirk flood protection scheme proposals

Bannerfield Floods May 2003
Bannerfield Floods May 2003

Plans to restore the Long Philip Burn as part of Selkirk’s £25 million flood protection scheme go before the public next week.

A community meeting will be held at Philiphaugh Community School to review these detail designs and to allow Bannerfield residents to become involved in finalising them.

Viewing of the plans opens to the public at 3pm and all are encouraged to drop-in.

A presentation on the proposals followed by a question and answers session will commence at 7pm.

This section of the flood protection programme is estimated to cost £3.2m.

The proposals follow the floods of 2003 which saw over 100 properties in the Bannerfield area damaged, as well as Selkirk Rugby Club.