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The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 - Sustainable flood risk management – principles of appraisal: a policy statement

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1. Introduction

Effective appraisal will underpin decision-making at all levels of flood risk management planning, from the preparation of strategic flood risk management plans to the development of individual projects. This policy statement supplements ministerial guidance on Delivering Sustainable Flood Risk Management, and sets out principles that should guide the appraisal of flood risk management actions in Scotland. The Scottish Government will issue further guidance on appraisal to support these aims; this will be developed with stakeholders.