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Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

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60Flood protection schemes

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(1)A flood protection scheme is a scheme by a local authority for the management of flood risk within the authority’s area.

(2)A proposed flood protection scheme must—

(a)contain a description of the operations the local authority proposes to carry out,

(b)include such maps, plans and specifications as may be specified by regulations by the Scottish Ministers,

(c)state how the operations will contribute to the implementation of current measures described in any relevant local flood risk management plan, and

(d)inasmuch as they will not so contribute, state the reasons why the local authority considers carrying them out will not affect the implementation of those measures.

(3)Schedule 2 makes further provision about the making of flood protection schemes.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may by order amend schedule 2 so as to modify the procedure for making flood protection schemes.

(5)Before making an order under subsection (4), the Scottish Ministers must consult—

(a)every local authority,

(b)such bodies appearing to them to be representative of the interests of local authorities as they consider appropriate,

(c)SEPA,

(d)Scottish Natural Heritage,

(e)Scottish Water,

(f)the National Park authority for each National Park, and

(g)such other persons as they consider appropriate.

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