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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act

Section 59 - Duty to carry out clearance and repair works

181.Section 59 imposes a duty on local authorities to undertake the clearance and repair works described in the schedule prepared under section 18, as long as the works contribute to the implementation of measures described in the relevant local flood risk management plan (as defined in section 71) or do not affect the implementation of those measures.

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