The serious summer flooding which caused problems in parts of Moray will be debated by councillors today.
A meeting of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure committee will decide on a short list of protection measures as part of the local flood risk management and strategies plan.
The list which details twelve points of action is deemed to be sufficient to address the flooding issues which have affected the county.
The committee will be advised that this particular issue will be dealt with under the surface water management plans which will be developed for Elgin, Forres, Rothes, Buckie and Keith.
Last month Moray Council held a flood consultation which was attended by representatives from the Scottish Flood Forum and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency as well as members from the local authority’s flood risk management team.
The committee will also be advised that on December 22, SEPA will publish consultation reports for all Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVA) in Scotland. These set out the nature of the PVA and the flood risk.
The consultation process is web based and in addition SEPA will publish hazard maps.
Once plans are finalised they will set out what the council will do to reduce flood risk in potentially vulnerable areas, when it will do so and how it will be funded.
Included in the list of twelve points for action are the setting up of local district plans. There has to be a flood risk assessment and potential vulnerable areas will also have to be identified.
The local authority will consult and finalise local implementation plan by June 2016.