Date lodged: 5 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how many natural flood management measures have (a) not progressed and (b) been scaled down due to a lack of landowner buy-in.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 25 April 2017
Under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, lead local authorities are required to provide an interim report on the progress that has been made towards implementing all actions in the local flood risk management plan. This review and report of the plans is to be no earlier than June 2018 and no later than June 2019. A final report is also required, due between June 2021 and June 2022. The final report will include an assessment of progress made towards implementing actions, including natural flood management, and a summary of any reasons for non-implementation.