This Interim Report to the Local Flood Risk Management Plan shows the progress made in delivering the actions needed to avoid and reduce the risk of flooding and prepare and protect ourselves and our communities across the Local Plan District.
The impacts of flooding experienced by individuals, communities and businesses can be devastating and long-lasting. It is vital that we continue to reduce the risk of any such future events and improve Scotland’s ability to manage and recover from any events which do occur.
The publication of the Interim Report shows the coordinated and collaborative efforts of public bodies can be brought together to deliver sustainable outcomes.
This Interim Report is published by Stirling Council on behalf of a partnership comprising five local authorities: Clackmannanshire Council, Perth and Kinross Council, Falkirk Council, and Fife Council as well as Scottish Water; SEPA; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority and Forestry Commission Scotland.
Individuals are the first line of defence against flooding and have a responsibility to protect themselves from flooding. Through self-help and property-level protection, awareness-raising and signing up to Floodline, individuals, businesses and communities can and have made key contributions to the delivery of the actions in the Plan, which are detailed in this report.
Since the publication of the Plan in June 2016, public sector finances in Scotland have continued to be placed under considerable pressure. This puts an even greater responsibility on Scottish Environment Protection Agency, local authorities and Scottish Water -as well as other other responsible authorities - to deliver their flood risk management responsibilities and, in particular, the actions in the Plan, to manage flooding in a sustainable way.