Flood Risk Management

Where to find Flood Risk Management Plans

We are all responsible for protecting ourselves and our property from flooding. This means taking action to ensure we do all we can to help minimise flood damage to our land or property. You are the first line of defence against flooding.  Public bodies will do what they can to reduce the overall impacts of floods and ensure that, where possible, the risks are minimised.

The Scottish Government recognises that it is impossible to prevent all flooding and repealed the former flood prevention legislation replacing it with the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009.

The biggest change to flood management is the emphasis on managing flood risk 'sustainability'. Another important change is the introduction of flood risk management plans. These plans will consider all forms of flood risk from rivers, groundwater and coastal areas, as well as floods caused by overwhelmed drainage systems in our towns and cities. Plans will look both at flood risk issues being experienced now and those that we are likely to experience in future, helping us target investment in those areas most at risk.

As North Lanarkshire Council lies on the watershed between river systems draining to the west and river systems draining to the east, it falls within two Flood Risk Management Local Plan Districts.  The western part of North Lanarkshire is covered by the Clyde and Loch Lomond Local Flood Risk Management Plan. The easternmost part of North Lanarkshire is covered by the Forth Estuary Local Flood Risk Management Plan.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions.

For more information on the Clyde and Loch Lomond Local Flood Risk Management Plan, and the Forth Estuary Local Flood Risk Management Plan, which should read together with the Flood Risk Management Strategies, see 'other useful websites'. 

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