In this document, SEPA and the Scottish Government provide an explanation of how and when flood risk management strategies and local flood risk management plans will be produced. It also describes the involvement of local partnerships and advisory groups, as well as the planned co-ordination with river basin management planning and land-use planning. This document is aimed at responsible authorities designated under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 (the FRM Act), and other stakeholders with an interest in flooding issues across Scotland. Responsible authorities are currently all local authorities and Scottish Water.
The document presents the following sections i) section one outlines the purpose of the document; ii) section two describes the new approach to managing flood risk in a sustainable way, the roles and responsibilities in delivering flood risk management and the planning framework; iii) section three outlines the content and production process of flood risk management strategies; iv) section four outlines the content and production process of local flood risk management plans; v) section five describes local partnership and advisory group arrangements, and how stakeholders can contribute to the development of flood risk management strategies and local flood risk management plans; vi) section six sets out the co-ordination and co-operation between flood risk management, river basin management planning and land-use planning.
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