The Future of Flood Risk Management in Scotland: A Consultation Document

DescriptionA framework document outlining sustainable flood risk management in Scotland
ISBN9780755956999
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2008
Website Publication DateFebruary 13, 2008

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Contents

COVERING LETTER

CONSULTATION FOREWORD

MINISTERIAL FOREWORD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SUMMARY OF QUESTIONS

PURPOSE OF CONSULTATION

CONSULTATION ARRANGEMENTS

CHAPTER 1: BACKGROUND
The impacts of flooding
Current landscape of flood risk management in Scotland
General roles and responsibilities
Current Legislation for the management of flood risk
EC Floods Directive
The planning system and the statutory process for flood prevention schemes
Managing urban drainage
The Pitt Report on the Floods in July/August 2007

CHAPTER 2: DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT
Sustainable development
Sustainable flood management

CHAPTER 3: BILL PROPOSALS
General scope and content of Bill
Legislative framework
General duties and responsibilities
The Competent Authority
A clear and participative approach to flood risk planning
Responsible Authorities
Flood Risk Management Planning - a participative process
Approving the plans
Ensuring compliance with the Flood Risk Management Plans
Managing surface water and urban drainage
The planning system
Flood protection measures - Simplifying the Statutory Process
Simplifying Procedures
Flood measures beyond the 1961 Act
CAR authorisation
Ensuring a Co-operative Approach
Other duties under the 1961 Act
Delivering Sustainable Flood Management

CHAPTER 4: RESERVOIR SAFETY
Purpose of Consultation
What is a Reservoir?
Why a Reservoirs Act?
Reason for change
Proposals
Reservoir Flood Plans and Inundation Maps
Extension of Enforcement Powers
Monitoring and Supervision
Crown Application
Towards a Single Enforcement Authority in Scotland
What the change will deliver?

ANNEX A: SUMMARY OF CURRENT FLOODING LEGISLATION

ANNEX B: INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE FLOOD MANAGEMENT

ANNEX C: LIST OF CONSULTEES

ANNEX D: RESPONDENT INFORMATION FORM

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