SEPA and local authorities launch consultation on flood risk management across Scotland

10 August 2021

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), together with local authorities, have launched a joint consultation to help shape the direction and delivery of flood risk management across Scotland. Actions to help tackle flooding in areas identified as being at the greatest risk are detailed in the consultation, alongside information on where the most benefits can be gained from taking action.

Following feedback from this consultation, SEPA will publish a flood risk management plan for each of the 14 local plan districts Scotland has been divided into for flood risk management purposes. Each plan will confirm the immediate priorities for flood risk management, as well as set out the future direction to be taken by all responsible authorities.

The consultation launched on 30 July 2021, and members of the public and businesses have until 31 October 2021 to comment on it. 

Source: SEPA, 30 July 2021