Decision details

Catchment Flood Management Project

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: City of York Council have been awarded funding through Defra’s Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme, as one of 25 nationally funded schemes, the six year programme will develop a range of incentivised natural flood risk management opportunities across the River Swale, Ure and Nidd catchments. These measures will deliver flood resilience and climate change mitigation outcomes for York and North Yorkshire communities.

The report will update the Executive of the development of the project since the 21 June 2021 Executive paper, the business case development and approval from the Environment Agency and Defra.

The report will outline the procurement and governance strategies and arrangements that will be in place and the ways in which they will be delivered through partnership working with a wide range of partners across the river catchment.

The Executive will be asked to consider the updates detailed in the report and endorse the approach to governance and partnership working for the delivery phase of the project.


Resolved:  That the implementation of this project, using the approach summarised in the report, be approved.


Reason:     To enable the delivery of the York and North Yorkshire Catchment Flood Management project.

Report author: Steve Wragg

Publication date: 29/07/2022

Date of decision: 28/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 02/08/2022

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