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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act

Paragraph 1 – Notification

280.Paragraphs 1(1)(a) to (c) set out the requirements for newspaper advertisement of a proposed flood protection scheme by a local authority.

281.Sub-paragraphs (1)(d) to (f) require a local authority to send direct notification of a proposed scheme to those with an interest in affected land, the authorised persons in respect of any land covered by an improvement order under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958 and a number of specified consultees. Sub-paragraph (1)(f)(vii) enables the Scottish Ministers to specify additional consultees by order. Sub-paragraph (2) requires the local authority to display notice of the proposed scheme in a prominent position in the locality.

282.Sub-paragraph (3) sets out the required contents of each notice of the proposed scheme, whether published in a newspaper, sent directly to a person entitled to individual notification or displayed in the locality.

283.Sub-paragraph (4) requires notice to be given to those with an interest in land and the specified consultees, and to be displayed in the locality, no later than the date that notice is first published in local newspapers.

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