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Flood Risk Management

We have recently completed two projects aiming to manage flooding and coastal erosion. The Dunfermline Flood Prevention scheme is a major engineering project that will reduce the risk of flooding at vulnerable locations in the south-west of Dunfermline, and the Kirkcaldy Sea Wall protects against coastal erosion.

SEPA is working closely with the Scottish Government, local authorities and Scottish Water to implement a new approach to manage flood risk in Scotland. It will help to target resources in areas where they can have the greatest impact. Further information on Flood Risk Management Planning is available on SEPA’s dedicated FRM website.

SEPA's “Report-a-Flood” website also has lots of good information for areas across Scotland. It has been designed for the public to share information on where flooding occurs. It is important to note that the information is not fact-checked. It's designed so that the public can get involved and report from their area.

Sustainable Drainage Systems and Flood Risk Assessment Guidance

We have produced a guidance document for developers who will be required to follow it before submitting a Planning Application. All sections must be completed, signed and submitted at the time of application. These completed documents will be required as part of the supporting documents. If developers don't do this, the application is incomplete and this will delay the Planning process.

A copy of the Guidance document can be found below.

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