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SEPA seek to get views on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs)


The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have launched the start of a national conversation to improve Scotland’s future flood risk plans, with Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse MSP, Christina McKelvie, encouraging community responses.

The consultation, ‘Flood Risk Management in Scotland - 2018 Consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas (PVAs)’, is seeking to update where significant flood risk exists now or is likely to occur in the future.

Closing on 31st July, the consultation will inform SEPA and influence in their proposals to Scottish Ministers later this year regarding PVAs.

Following consistent flooding throughout areas of her constituency, especially surrounding Rosebank, SNP MSP Christina McKelvie is encouraging as many residents as possible to take part in the consultation.

Commenting on the PVA consultation, Christina said:

“For many years, I have been campaigning for the residents of Rosebank and beyond to get the flood protection they require.

“Whilst on behalf of my constituents I continue to engage with the Scottish Government to resolve the matter, SEPA have no launched their flood risk management consultation.

“This is an ideal platform for my constituents to make their voices heard to protect their communities from continuous flooding.

“I will be engaging with SEPA further to ensure the views of my constituents will be represented and I look forward to seeing their proposals published to Scottish Minsters later this year."

To take part in the consultation, please see here: