Views Sought on Stirling Flooding Schemes


Categories: Constituency, Environment

MP Urges Public Responses to SEPA Consultation

Communities across Stirling have an opportunity to inform the work of flood management across the region, as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) launches a public consultation on Potentially Vulnerable Areas – zones where significant flood risk exists now, or is likely to occur in the future.

PVAs are a vital part of protecting people, properties, businesses, communities, infrastructure and the environment across Stirling and Scotland.

The PVAs are updated and published every six years. They were first identified in 2011 and were updated in 2018. In December 2024, they are due to be updated again. SEPA are seeking the views of Stirling residents based on their local knowledge and experience, hoping to gather feedback on proposed changes to help inform flood management plans going forward.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘As the climate changes, flooding and extreme weather events will become more likely. It’s important for flood management plans to take into account local circumstances, geography and knowledge, whilst also helping national agencies liaise appropriately with Stirling stakeholders. I hope communities across Stirling who have faced flooding recently, or remain at risk of future flooding, can offer SEPA feedback to their proposals and help Scotland keep up our robust flood management.’


The consultation can be accessed here.

Photo attached is of previous flooding at Causewayhead.