Section 24 – Flood hazard maps and flood risk maps: review
81.This section requires SEPA to review and, where appropriate, update the flood hazard and risk maps by 22nd December 2019 and every 6 years thereafter. The 22nd December deadline and the requirement to review every 6 years come from Article 14 of the Directive.
82.Subsection (2) requires SEPA to have regard to the likely impact of climate change on the occurrence of floods when undertaking a review, as required by Article 14.4 of the Directive.
83.Subsection (3) requires updated maps to comply with the same content requirements as the original maps prepared under section 21.