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Flood Risk Management Plans

Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

In accordance with the requirements of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (the Act) the Council is working closely with SEPA, Scottish Water and other Local Authorities to produce new national strategies and local plans to manage flood risk in a more coordinated and sustainable way.

National Flood Risk Assessment

SEPA published Scotland’s first national flood risk assessment in 2011, and more recently this has been supplemented with a new generation of flood maps. The flood maps can be viewed on SEPA’s website.

Flood Risk Management Strategies

In order to implement the Act, Scotland has been divided into 14 Local Plan Districts (LPDs) which are based upon river catchments and cross administrative and institutional boundaries.  South Lanarkshire Council are one of 10 local authorities who form the Clyde and Loch Lomond (CaLL) LPD, as well being one of 2 local authorities who form the Tweed LPD.

SEPA have developed a Flood Risk Management Strategy for each LPD and, taken together, they set the national direction for future flood risk management. The Strategies set out the short to long term ambition for flood risk in Scotland by stating the objectives and associated actions required to tackle floods in high risk areas.

SEPA published the Flood Risk Management Strategies on their website in December 2015.

Local Flood Risk Management Plans

Local Flood Risk Management Plans (LFRMPs) take each Strategy and turn it into a local delivery plan. LFRMPs provide more detail on how and when the actions from the Strategy will be delivered locally, providing additional specific detail on the costs and benefits, funding and delivery timetable for each action.

The Local Flood Risk Management Plans were published on 22 June 2016, and the LFRMPs relevant to the South Lanarkshire Council area can be viewed via the following links:

Hard copies of the Clyde and Loch Lomond LFRMP and the Tweed LFRMP will be available for inspection by appointment within the Council Offices at Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB. Please contact the Flood Risk Management team to arrange.

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Flood Risk Management Team

Phone: 01698 453615