Decision details

Approval of the City of York Council Surface Water Management Report

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: Investigations have been carried out to determine the causes of surface water flooding at locations across the council's area. On the basis of this, the plan makes recommendations to manage flood risk from this source in the future.
Cabinet is asked to approve the recommendations of the Surface Water Management Plan report.


The reason this item has slipped from the November meeting to the December meeting is because there has been a delay in the preparation of the Surface Water Management Plan due to dealing with the recent flooding events and the need to undertake follow up investigations.


RESOLVED:       That Cabinet agrees to:


i)             Approve the Surface Water Management Plan as attached at Annexe A of the report.


ii)            Approve a review of the Council’s highway drainage maintenance service based on the principles of flood risk management, and to ensure that it is suitably funded. This will be the subject of a further report in due course.


iii)          Ensure that the current resources in the Flood Risk Management team are maintained, subject to the budget process, to enable effective involvement in the development control and highway design procedures.


REASON:   i)   To ensure that the Council has an action plan for managing surface water flood risk, and to influence the development of future strategies for maintenance, investment, planning and engagement.


             ii)   To ensure that surface water drainage infrastructure operates effectively to reduce surface water flood risk in vulnerable areas.


iii) To ensure that development does not increase flood risk. 




Report author: Mike Tavener

Publication date: 04/12/2012

Date of decision: 04/12/2012

Decided at meeting: 04/12/2012 - Executive

Effective from: 07/12/2012

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