Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009: local authority functions under part 4 guidance

Guidance on local authorities’ powers under Part 4 of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, particularly section 56 and the statutory procedures for flood protection schemes.

4.2 Appendix B - Model outline Scheme




1. General

In exercise of the powers conferred upon them by the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 the ( insert name of local authority ) Council ( hereinafter referred to as "the Council") have prepared the following flood protection scheme ( hereinafter referred to as "the scheme") the purpose of which is to manage the risk of flooding in ( specify area to be protected ) from flooding by ( specify the source of flooding).

The Council considers that ( State how the scheme will contribute to the implementation of current measures described in any relevant local flood risk management plan OR state the reasons why the Council considers carrying out the scheme will not affect such implementation.)

2. Terms of the Scheme

The terms of the scheme are as detailed in paragraph 3 to (end) hereunder.

3. Land

The operations are to be carried out on land situated at ( describe locality). The land which the Council considers may be affected by the operations and the land on which the Council would require to enter (whether temporarily or otherwise) for the purposes of carrying out the operations are shown on the plans marked ( ) attached and executed as relative hereto [ 3].

4. Description of the operations

The operations to be carried out in terms of the scheme are as follows :-

( Detailed description of operations, etc., referring to the relative said marked plans (including sections)

5. Variation or Revocation of an Improvement Order ( if applicable )

The ( insert name) Improvement Order 19** made under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958 shall be varied or revoked ( as the case may be) as follows ( Describe proposed variations/ revocation)

6. Cost

The estimated cost of the scheme operations is ( in words).

Made by the Council on ( date)


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