On 30 July, SEPA launched the second phase of the joint consultation with local authorities, calling on the public and businesses to share their views on shaping flood risk actions and objectives in high-risk areas across Scotland.
The consultation runs until 31 October, and all responses received by this date will help inform the final flood risk management plans (previously called flood risk management strategies) and local flood risk management plans.
This second set of plans will build on the improved understanding of flood risk developed over the last six years to highlight actions for highest risk communities. A key focus of these plans is the development of community actions, to ensure that the proposed actions benefit the wider community.
These plans will identify what actions need to be carried out to protect the long-term future of communities and when they need to be implemented based on monitoring of the changing climate rather than a fixed timetable.
A knowledge base will also be developed to enable long term adaptation plans to be established.
The consultation is available on the SEPA website, here - https://consultation.sepa.org.uk/evidence-and-flooding/frmplans/