Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: Programme pipeline update (September 2022)

This pipeline update provides information relating to the delivery of key major infrastructure programmes included at Annex D of our Infrastructure Investment Plan published in February 2021 and other ongoing key major infrastructure programmes.

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: Consideration is being given to how the additional flooding money will be allocated. A joint SG/COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) Flood Risk Management Working Group has been set up to discuss funding arrangements for flood risk management actions going forward. 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 2022.

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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