This document provides guidance for Scottish local authorities on the economic, social and environmental aspects of project appraisal for flood protection schemes promoted under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.
The guidance is consistent with the Scottish Government’s aims of delivering sustainable flood risk management. It is a revised version of Flood Prevention Schemes: Guidance for Local Authorities - Chapter 5: Economic Appraisal (published by the Scottish Government in 2005). It is not intended to be followed mechanically, or to cover every possible eventuality.
The document will provide interim guidance for local authorities whilst new guidance is developed on appraisal for the whole of the flood risk management planning process.