The Council undertook a Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) to ensure that the plan will not adversely affect the integrity of Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas. Scottish Natural Heritage were consulted on the appraisal and their views were taken into account.
The City of Edinburgh Council was the lead authority for the area around the Forth Estuary and as lead authority they produced the Local Flood Risk Management Plan (LFRMP). The plan provides further information on funding and the timetable for delivering the actions identified in the strategy between 2016 and 2022. The Flood Risk Management Strategy and LFRMP will be updated every six years.
After publication of the initial Local Flood Risk Management Plan, Falkirk Council replaced the City of Edinburgh Council as Lead Local Authority for the Forth Estuary Local Plan District. To review the progress made in delivering the actions of the flood risk management plan, Falkirk Council have published the Forth Estuary Flood Risk Management Plan Interim Report.