Consultation on Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans.
Dumfries and Galloway Council as Lead Local Authority for the Solway Local Plan District, as identified under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 hereby advise that information contributing to the delivery of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 is now available for review.
It is estimated there are 10,000 homes and businesses at risk of flooding in the Solway Local Plan District. Climate change is projected to increase this number by an estimated 13,000 by the 2080s.
The flood risk management plan and local flood risk management plan work together to set the short to long term objectives and establish how actions will be delivered to manage the devastating impact of flooding. The plans embed information on climate change to establish the actions required now to adapt to future flood risk and ensure Scotland is resilient to flooding.
SEPA and local authorities have worked in partnership to develop and refine these updated plans.
By responding to the consultation, you can have your say on how flood risk is managed in Scotland in the future.
You can find the consultation on the SEPA website