Flood risk plan to be published

At the meeting of the Council’s Economy, Environment and Infrastructure (EEI) committee on 14 June, Members will note the approval of the local Flood Risk Management Plan.

The plan will be published on 22 June.

As a result, the development and delivery of flood protection schemes at Langholm and Newton Stewart and completion of flood protection works at Stranraer will now be progressed.

As the lead authority, Dumfries and Galloway Council has to produce a Local Flood Risk Management Plan (LFRMP) for the Solway Local Plan District (LPD). This LFRMP has been produced in partnership with SEPA and the appropriate authorities (namely Scottish Borders Council, Easy Ayrshire Council, Scottish Water and Forestry Commission Scotland).

At EEI committee in July 2015, Members agreed to a number of actions that the Council would deliver to manage flood risk as part of this plan.