Taxpayers face new bills for flood work

By Kaye Nicolson

Published: 09/12/2013

MORAY Council could be hit with “unexpected” compensation claims from landowners affected by a multimillion-pound flood-defence scheme.

Several people with land beside the River Findhorn have hired land agents to pursue the council over the ongoing alleviation work at Forres.

The local authority said last night that the total project cost of £46million included £2.2million for compensation, but additional and unforeseen claims could force the cost to climb.

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