Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: programme pipeline update - March 2023

This pipeline provides information relating to key major infrastructure programmes with an investment of £20 million or more included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan, published in February 2021.

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Sector: Flood management

Programme name: Flood Risk Management

Programme description: Additional spending on flood risk management, in support of enhanced adaptation and climate resilience as part of a green recovery.

Estimated total investment: £150 million.

How is programme being funded: Capital funding committed from Scottish Government for the five years to 2026.

Programme delivery timetable: 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Latest programme progress: £31 million of the £150 million has been allocated to local authorities to take forward work on flood protection schemes. A joint Scottish Government/COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) Flood Risk Management Working Group set up in 2021, is looking at funding arrangements for flood risk management actions going forward and how the remaining flooding money will be allocated. It will put recommendations to the joint Scottish Government/COSLA officers' Settlement Distribution Group with Ministers and Council Leaders subsequently being provided with advice later in 2023.

Contribution to economic development: Additional investment in flood risk management will increase our flood resilience and reduce economic losses caused by flooding, including reducing interruption to economic activities and the cost of repairing damaged structures and other infrastructure assets.

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