The public are encouraged to take part in flood risk consultation

The first ever National consultation on the future management of flood risk in Scotland begins on the 2nd March 2015.

For a period of 3 months, the draft ‘Flood Risk Management Strategy’, and ‘Local Flood Risk Management Plan’ for the Highland & Argyll Local Plan District will be available to view, and the public are invited to provide comment and influence the future of how flood risk management will be carried out over the next 6 year period.

These coordinated plans will help The Highland Council and other responsible authorities make the most effective use of shared resources by targeting areas flood risk areas where the greatest benefit can be realised.

Information now available to view and provide comment on include:

-        a summary of the main sources and impacts of flooding the Local Plan District,
-        local flood risk management objectives and proposed actions to meet those objectives, and
-        information on the draft Local Flood Risk Management Plan.

You can view the documents on the following website

 A hard copy will be also available to view at the main reception of:

-        The Highland Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness and
-        Argyll and Bute Council Headquarters, Kilmory, Lochgilphead, Argyll.

Responses to the consultation questions can be logged using the website, or alternatively by forwarding responses to SEPA, Flood Risk Management Consultation, Angus Smith Building, 6 Parklands Avenue, Eurocentral, Holytown, North Lanarkshire, ML1 4WQ.

Queries on the consultation can be directed to Email:

Chair of Development and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Thomas Prag encouraged people to get involved. He said:  “This is part of a really important national strategy to try and mitigate the increasing risk of flood events. Everyone should view these plans and contribute their own thoughts and local knowledge to help influence the future of flood risk management in your area. I would therefore encourage everyone to take an interest in this very important subject.”

2 Mar 2015
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