Plans to spend more than £100m on Derby’s flood defences have been approved by the city council.
But it confirmed it is yet to find the £60m of private investment needed for its 20-year, Our City, Our River project.
It said the masterplan, agreed at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, would see defences put up at vulnerable points.
Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa said getting the plan agreed was only the first step.
He said the £60m over 20 years could be affordable but the authority needed to make it stack up.
The council said roads close to the River Derwent would have retractable barriers installed which could be raised if water levels were high.
The proposals included the need to demolish some buildings, such as the city council’s Exeter House flats.
Some new developments could be designed with flood defences in their ground floors.
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