Flood risk and land use planning

SEPA is committed to working with planning authorities, the private sector and other agencies to enable sustainable economic growth which respects the limits of our environment.  The land use planning system has an important role in helping to deliver effective flood risk management in Scotland, including flood risk avoidance, prevention, alleviation and sustainable drainage. 

For more information and to view policies and guidance relating to flood risk and land use planning, please visit the planning section of our website.