The Scottish Government has launched a new flood risk management plan for Scotland. The plan contains a Flood Risk Management Strategy for each of Scotland's fourteen Local Plan Districts. The plan's development is part of a wider flood risk planning process which legislation introduced in 2009. Flood risk is now managed by responsible authorities, including Clackmannanshire Council, within these Local Plan Districts. The Council's area is included in two of these districts, 'The Forth' and 'The Forth Estuary'. The Council has been extensively involved in the preparation of the strategies and also the linked 'Local Flood Risk Management Plans'. These local plans will be the mechanism to deliver a variety of distinct actions to manage flood risk. The local plans will be published in June 2016.
The following web link will take you the Scottish Government's launch statement:-
This web link will take you to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's (SEPA) web page which describes the strategies and the wider planning process in more detail:-
SEPApublished new Flood Maps covering all of Scotland on 15th January 2014. These flood maps, which replace SEPA's previous 'Indicative River and Coastal Flood Maps', are a web based tool allowing mapped flood hazard and flood risk information to be reviewed by all. SEPA have developed this flood mapping tool in partnership with local authorities and Scottish Water. It forms part of the ongoing Flood Risk Management planning process under which the Council has key duties and responsibilities.
The following links will take you to three documents which explain this flood mapping tool and how to use it in more detail :-
Reading and understanding these documents carefully is very important before reviewing the maps. It should be stressed that these maps have been produced to assist with flood risk management decisions at a 'community level' only. They cannot be relied on to make accurate decisions at an 'individual property level', nor to indicate individual properties at risk. It is also important to note that the maps cannot be used by the insurance industry to interpret flood risk of individual properties or locations.
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