In early August 2017, we published new and updated guidance relating to flood risk and land use planning. Here we explain more about the guidance, and why we believe taking account of flood risk in the planning process is so important. The first line of defence against flooding is to avoid building in flood risk areas. With 108,000 existing properties in Scotland at risk of flooding (almost three quarters of which are residential), and an additional 60,000 predicted to be put at risk in future due to climate change, and a cost of £252 million in expected annual flood damages, the…

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