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Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and
Local Flood Risk Management Plans

Killantringan bay

Dumfries and Galloway Council as Lead Local Authority for the Solway Local Plan District, as identified under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 hereby advise that information contributing to the delivery of the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 will be available for review from Friday 30th July 2021. This information contributes towards Scotland’s updated flood risk management plan and local flood risk management plans. These coordinated plans help us to make the most effective use of shared resources by targeting areas where the greatest benefit of intervention from flooding can be realised.

For the purposes of flood risk management, Scotland has been separated into 14 Local Plan Districts, which are based on river catchments. For each Local Plan District, an update to the flood risk management plan will be published by SEPA and a local flood risk management plan will be updated by the lead local authority for that district. This consultation is being delivered in two phases. Phase one, opened in December 2020 and included a summary of flooding in the Local Plan Districts, a description of the Potentially Vulnerable Areas and location of targeted areas. Phase two, will open for responses on Friday 30th July 2021. Phase two includes objectives and actions for managing flood risk in targeted areas. The document includes draft implementation information from the local flood risk management plans providing details on how local actions, planned before 2028, may be delivered and coordinated. Phase 2 of the consultation also includes information and questions on the Strategic Environmental Assessment carried out for the flood risk management plans.

Have Your Say

The consultation is available from
and will close on Sunday 31 October 2021.

The preferred route for responses during phase two is through the consultation hub, or in writing to:

SEPA, Flood Risk Management Consultation, Angus Smith Building, 6 Parklands Avenue Eurocentral, Holytown, North Lanarkshire, ML1 4WQ

The Flood Risk Management Team are planning drop-in sessions in mid-September where the public can seek advice on this consultation. Information on this will be on social media and on the flooding website ( on
Friday 20th August.

For further information please contact SEPA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject title FRM consultation or call 07747 627671.

Alternatively contact the Council’s Flood Risk Management team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 030 33 33 3000.

Dumfries & Galloway Health ansd Social Care organisation is creating a Draft Strategic Commissioning Plan (SCP) for health and social care. The consultation period for this plan extends until the 29th of August 2021. The links below give more information about the plan and a survey to provide comments and feedback.

Link to Easy Read SCP video

Link to Easy Read SCP survey video

Link to First Draft SCP and Easy Read SCP

Link to survey