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Draft Flood Risk Management Strategies and Local Flood Risk Management Plans

North Ayrshire Council as Lead Local Authority for the Ayrshire 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 consultation from Friday 30 July 2021.

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 jointly between SEPA and Local Authority.



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

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

The consultation is available from https://consultation.sepa.org.uk. further details can be viewed by using the links below:


The Ayrshire Local Plan District covers around 3,100km2 and has a population of approximately 370,000 people. The coastline has a length of around 300km from Largs in the North to North Eastern Edge of Lochryan in the south and includes the Isle of Arran and Great Cumbrae. Urban areas are mainly concentrated along the coast and include Kilmarnock, Irvine and Ayr.

Flood Risk Management Plan: Ayrshire Local Plan District consultation

The Solway Local Plan District covers an area of around 7,000km² and has a population of approximately 160,000. It covers a large area of the south west of Scotland, extending from Drummore and Portpatrick in the west, to beyond Langholm and Newcastleton in the east. The coastline has a length of around 625km from Downan Point to Gretna, with many bays including Wigtown Bay and Luce Bay. It includes the urban areas of New Cumnock, Dumfries, Stranraer and Annan. Flood Risk Management Plan: Solway Local Plan District consultation

The consultation opened on Monday 21 December 2020 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:

Flood Risk Management Consultation
Angus Smith Building,
6 Parklands Avenue Eurocentral,
North Lanarkshire

Hard copies of the documents and questions are available upon request. Selected sections may be translated by SEPA on request if required. For further information, contact FRMplanning@sepa.org.uk with the subject title FRM consultation or call 07747 627671. Due to current restrictions, we are not able to accommodate requests for this information at SEPA offices.

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