Still time to comment on national draft Flood Risk Strategy and local flood plans

Photo showing the completed embankment

The Highland Council is reminding people that there is still time to pass on their comments as part of the first ever national consultation on the future management of flood risk in Scotland. Information is available on how flooding should be managed, coordinated, funded and delivered, along with the consultation questions, giving the public the chance to influence the future of how flood risk management will be carried out between 2016 and 2021.

The consultation is on the draft Flood Risk Management Strategy, and Local Flood Risk Management Plan for the Highland and Argyll Local Plan District. These coordinated plans will help The Highland Council, in partnership with Argyll and Bute Council, SEPA, Scottish Water, Cairngorm National Park and Forestry Commission, make the most effective use of shared resources by targeting areas of flood risk where the greatest benefit can be realised.

Information available to view and provide comment on includes:

  • A summary of the main sources and impacts of flooding on the Local Plan District
  • Local Flood Risk Management objectives and proposed actions to meet those objectives
  • Information on the draft Local Flood Risk Management Plan

All the documents can be viewed on SEPA's website Consultation Hub or paper copies are available from

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

Responses to the consultation questions must be submitted to SEPA’s website Consultation Hub before 5pm on Tuesday 2 June or alternatively by forwarding paper responses to:

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Flood Risk Management Consultation
Angus Smith Building
6 Parklands Avenue
North Lanarkshire

25 May 2015
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