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Decision details

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) assesses the different levels of flood risk in the York Unitary Authority area and maps these to assist with statutory land use planning. This report will present an updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment as an update to the Council’s evidence base. The updated SFRA report is an evolution of the existing document to reflect the latest flood risk mapping from the Environment Agency.

The Executive will be asked to agree to accept the updated SFRA as evidence to support decision-making and the emerging Local Plan. Members will also be asked to agree this evidence base can form part of the forthcoming evidence base consultation pertaining to the Local Plan.


Resolved:  (i)      That the updated SFRA be accepted as an evidence base to support decision-making and the emerging Local Plan policy.


                   (ii)      That approval be given to submit the SFRA for consideration as part of the ongoing Local Plan Examination and for consultation purposes.


Reason:     To ensure that there is an up to date evidence base to support flood risk policy and decision-making in relation to flood risk.

Report author: Steve Wragg

Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 22/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/04/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 27/04/2021

Accompanying Documents:


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