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Decision details

Flood and Water Management Act

Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: To advise Members on the contents of the Flood and Water Management Act, and the Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment Guidance. The new legislation has created the term Lead Local Flood Authority and under the definition the Council has become one. This brings new duties with it. The first being the need to develop a Preliminary Flood Risk Assessment for York.

Members are asked to:  Understand the new duties these documents place upon the Council and give guidance on how to proceed.

ITEM DEFERRED : Agenda Planning Meeting - Awaiting outcome from presentation before proceeding.


RESOLVED: (i)         That the contents of the report, and the potential for expenditure growth, be recognised, and that the Executive will consider what additional resources might be allocated to deal with the new burdens arising from the Flood and Water Management Act, and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009, once the 2011/12 government grant settlement for the City is clearer.


REASON:      In order to fulfil the Council’s obligations under the Flood and Water Management Act and the Flood Risk Regulations 2009.


                        (ii)        That Officers be requested to arrange for the Sandbag Policy to be published on the Council’s website and for a suitable article summarising the Policy to be made available for publication in appropriate ward committee newsletters.


REASON:      To allow the efficient and effective distribution of sandbags in a flood emergency situation.

Report author: Ray Chaplin

Publication date: 02/11/2010

Date of decision: 02/11/2010

Decided at meeting: 02/11/2010 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11

Effective from: 05/11/2010

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