24 June 2020
The CIWEM Scottish branch is hosting an evening talk led by Elaine Fotheringham of SEPA, which will focus on delivering climate resilient places. In order to create successful places that will stand the test of time, land use planning decisions must be underpinned by the best evidence on potential future changes to our climate.
In May 2019, SEPA published guidance on climate change allowances for flood risk assessment in land use planning, which sets out recommended allowances for climate change that can be applied to Flood Risk Assessments. SEPA estimates that 284,000 existing homes, businesses and services are at flood risk in Scotland, and it is predicted that under a business as usual scenario, climate change will increase the number of existing properties at risk by an additional 110,000 by 2080. The planning system therefore has a critical role to play in ensuring that new development does not add to this total. Our guidance helps planning authorities and others involved in the assessment of flood risk implement this approach. The presentation will also touch upon an update to the guidance to take account of recent UK Climate Projections.
Elaine Fotheringham is a senior planning
officer at SEPA since 2016. She has responsibility for how the Flood Risk
Management (Scotland) Act 2009 is implemented through SEPA’s role as a
statutory consultee in the land use planning process. A Geography graduate of
The University of Edinburgh, she holds a Masters degree in Urban and Regional
Planning, is a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has
worked in the field of land use planning since 2008.
This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.
This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please note that registrations will close 24 before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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