Question ref. S6W-04234
Asked by: Oliver Mundell, Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 9 November 2021
To ask the Scottish Government what funding is available for flood prevention schemes where designs have been approved but building works have not yet commenced.
Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 23 November 2021
In July 2016 it was agreed by Scottish Ministers and COSLA that from 2016-17 onwards 80% of the flood component of the general capital grant would be allocated to large scale projects and distributed according to the SEPA prioritisation of flooding schemes and works set out in the Flood Risk Management Strategies. There were 40 eligible schemes on SEPA’s prioritised list, which was published in December 2015. The Scottish Government is currently committed to funding these 40 schemes subject to the caveat that these remain viable projects. For an eligible scheme, grant funding will also cover all capital expenditure related to the scheme before building work has commenced. What is a capital cost is determined in accordance with proper accounting practice.