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Flood Risk Management (scotland) Act 2009 Guidance on Duties of a Local Authority to: - Assess a Bodies of Water - Carry Out Clearance and Repair Works

Flood Risk Management (scotland) Act 2009 Guidance on Duties of a Local Authority to: - Assess a Bodies of Water - Carry Out Clearance and Repair Works

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ISBN: 9781788511926

Guidance for Local Authorities on their duties under sections 18 and 59 of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 on how to assess bodies of water for the purpose of ascertaining whether any such body gives rise to a risk of flooding (under section 18 of the Act), and to carry out a schedule of clearance and repair works to substantially reduce any such risk (under section 59 of the Act).

Executive Summary

Under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 local authorities have a duty to assess bodies of water for the purposes of ascertaining whether they give rise to a risk of flooding and to carry out a schedule of clearance and repair works to substantially reduce any such risk.

This guidance provides detailed technical advice and explanation of the statutory process and includes case studies. It is primarily aimed at local authority officials involved in undertaking the assessments and clearance and repair work. It does not provide a legal interpretation of the FRM Act and is not legally binding.

The guidance has been produced by the Local Authority Implementation Group of the Scottish Advisory and Implementation Forum for Flooding (SAIFF). The membership of the Group consists primarily of flooding engineers and officials drawn from several local authorities. SAIFF is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish public bodies and stakeholders that aims to support the implementation of the FRM Act.