Date lodged: 17 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to review the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and what its position is on the immediate inclusion of settlements that have been flooded, but are not currently determined to be potentially vulnerable areas (PVAs), on the list of PVAs without having to wait until the end of the five-year review period.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 November 2016
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-04269 on 8 November 2016. All answers to written parliamentary are available on the parliament's website, the search facility for which can be found at: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/28877.aspx.
The process and timescales for identification of Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs) is set out in the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and in the Flood Risk Management (Flood Protection Schemes, Potentially Vulnerable Areas and Local Plan Districts) (Scotland) Regulations 2010. The Regulations require that SEPA must review, update where appropriate, and submit to the Scottish Ministers the document identifying the PVAs by 22 September 2018. There are no plans to change this date.