Flooding and watercourses maintenance are managed along with the alleviation of the risk of flooding and the provision of sustainable drainage schemes. Regular maintenance of the City's watercourses is undertaken with an annual budget of more than £300,000.
The technical expertise in the formulation of a surface water management strategy for the City which will:
Assistance in the progressing of the Service's delivery of development and regeneration strategies and projects in the following:
This guidance is to assist developers and engineers to produce Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) and Drainage Impact Assessments (DIA's). Planning Officers should advise applicants in the planning process and building warrant process of the requirements to produce FRA's and DIA's in line with this guidance and to provide the necessary compliance and independent check certification
The Flood Prevention (Scotland) Act 1961, as amended by the Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1997 required the Local Authority to prepare and publish a report every two years. This biennial report was the seventh compiled by Glasgow City Council in compliance with this Act and covers the period from 31 October 2007 to 1 November 2009.
Within the initial report, the Council advised that it would corporately manage its watercourses for the good of the environment, its population and its economic development. The contents of this report outline the progress made to date as well as listing the actions taken in respect of its duties under the Flood Prevention and Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1997 which are:
This report incorporates information recorded by Development and Regeneration Services and Land and Environmental Services on all watercourses within the City.
This will be the last biennial report as the Acts noted above have been replaced by The Flood Management (Scotland) Act 2009. As a consequence, reports will be prepared and updated in line with the requirements of the new legislation.