The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act requires the production of Flood Risk Management Strategies produced by SEPA and Local Flood Risk Management Plans produced by the Council as lead authority.
The Flood Risk Management Strategy for Orkney produced and published by SEPA in December 2015, sets out the vision for how flooding should be managed. It identifies the main flood hazards and impacts, together with the setting of objectives to manage these impacts and a series of prioritised selected actions that aim to achieve these objectives.
The Local Flood Risk Management Plan for Orkney approved by the Council on 5 July 2016 takes forward the actions set out in the Strategy and identifies what works or actions are to be undertaken locally during the period 2016-2022 and how these are to be funded. The 'Local Flood Risk Management Plan for Orkney' is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.
Further information on the Local Flood Risk Management Plan is available by contacting the Council’s Engineering Services. Contact Peter Bevan by telephone on 01856873535 or by email.