Flood Risk Management

Closed 2 Jun 2015

Opened 2 Mar 2015


The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 has been introduced which promotes a proactive approach to Flood Risk Management. All possible sources of flooding are now being identified and possible areas of flooding considered on a catchment wide basis to ensure that any action taken does not merely move the problem of flooding to another part of the river or the wider catchment area.

We are jointly consulting with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on the future direction and delivery of flood risk management in Scotland.

What happens next

In December 2015, following feedback from this consultation, SEPA will publish a Flood Risk Management Strategy for each of the 14 Local Plan Districts covering Scotland. These strategies will confirm the immediate priorities for flood risk management as well as set out the future direction to be taken by all flood risk authorities.

Shortly afterwards in June 2016, the Council, as the lead local authority in this Local Plan District will publish delivery plans clearly setting out how flood risk will be managed, coordinated, funded and delivered between 2016 and 2022.


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