Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations—

(a)may be cited as the Flood Risk Management (Flood Protection Schemes, Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts) (Scotland) Regulations 2010; and

(b)come into force on 24th December 2010.


2.  In these Regulations—

“the Act” means the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009;

“the consultative bodies” means—




Scottish Natural Heritage;


Scottish Water;


any planning authority whose district is likely to be affected by the proposed flood protection scheme (other than the local authority proposing the scheme); and


any other body designated by statutory provision as having specific environmental responsibilities which, in the opinion of the local authority proposing the flood protection scheme, has an interest in relation to the environmental effects of that scheme;

“environmental statement” means a statement prepared in respect of a flood protection scheme pursuant to regulation 6; and

“screening opinion” means a written statement of opinion as to whether the proposed flood protection scheme in question is likely to have a significant effect on the environment.