Planning application guidance on flooding

The Council is the planning authority and has statutory duties under the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 to reduce the risk of flooding.  As part of these duties the Council must not permit development which has the potential to increase flood risk.

Download simplified surface water management checklist, which must be completed to help the Council consider your application (PDF 19.7 KB)

Download surface water management and flood risk guidance (PDF 147.88 KB)

View the Vision for Water Management in the City of Edinburgh and a range of guidance to address its practical application