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SEA of the North Western-Neagh Bann CFRAM Study – Flood Risk Management Plans

 Flood Risk Management Plans

 

Copies of the North Western–Neagh Bann Catchment-based Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Summary leaflet are now available from the Donegal County Council’s Road Design Office in Lifford or by ringing (074) 91 72381.

 

The leaflet provides a summary of the information contained with the SEA Scoping report which is currently out for consultation until October 19.

 

Floods pose a risk to human life and wellbeing, often cause extensive damage to property and can have negative environmental consequences. The EU Floods Directive (2007/60/EC) is the driving force behind flood management throughout Europe and requires a catchment-based approach to assessing and managing flood risks.

 

The North Western–Neagh Bann CFRAM study has been commissioned in order to meet the requirements of the Floods Directive, as well as to deliver on core components of the 2004 National Flood Policy, in the North Western and Neagh Bann districts.

 

What are the aims of the study?
The main aims of the North Western–Neagh Bann CFRAM Study are to:
• assess flood risk, through the identification of flood hazard areas and the associated impacts of flooding;
• identify viable structural and non-structural measures and options for managing the flood risks for localised high-risk areas and within the catchment as a whole;
• prepare a strategic Flood Risk Management Plan (FRMP) and associated Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that sets out the measures and policies that should be pursued to achieve the most cost effective and sustainable management of flood risk;
• ensure that full and thorough public and stakeholder consultation and engagement is achieved.

 

All relevant documents can be located on the NWNB CFRAM Study website at: www.northwestcframstudy.ie or www.neaghbanncframstudy.ie

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