Dumfries & Galloway Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)

Dumfries & Galloway Council are the Responsible Authority for the development and implementation of the Dumfries & Galloway Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). 

The refreshed plan establishes a robust, evidence-based and long-term sustainable approach for managing the risk of coastal flooding and erosion along each part of the Dumfries and Galloway coast. The plan is expected to be completed in late 2022 and will help develop an understanding of coastal issues, identify where further work may be required to mitigate flooding and erosion through establishment of constraints and opportunities for sustainable use of the coastal zone.


The draft SMP, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitats Regulations Appraisal (HRA) record have been prepared and there will be a 3-month consultation beginning on Friday 17 June 2022 prior to publication of the final plan.

All documents can be found on the interactive pdf below (Please click the image to view):

SMP Interactive

Background Information

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Page last updated: 21/06/2022
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