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Decision details

York 5 Year Flood Plan Update

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Member for Environment

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: City of York Council are working closely with the Environment Agency in the development of flood risk management schemes across the city, updates from both organisations will be brought to the Executive Member for further consideration and recommendation.

The Executive Member will be asked to consider the updates detailed in the report and any supporting presentations, comment their content and recommended actions.


Resolved:  (i)      That the updated report, and the information presented at the session by the Environment Agency (EA) and council officers, be noted.


                   (ii)      That officers be requested to prepare a report to Executive regarding an appropriate budget allocation for the work connected with signing up to be part of the Northern Forest through the White Rose Forest partnership and Leeds City Region.


                   (iii)     That officers be requested to work with the EA on an holistic approach to the replacement of trees removed as a result of flood schemes, and to planting upstream and within the city to help with Natural Flood Management, taking account of any notional fees to be charged for the removal of trees.


                   (iv)    That officers be requested to develop a plan for an upgrade to Burdyke Pumping Station, to take account of different restrictions on funding streams with partners.


                   (v)     That officers be requested to bring forward schemes with partners for:

·        Clifton Green / Burdyke

·        Shipton Road / Blue Beck

·        Tower Street / River Foss

·        Bishopthorpe Road (Middlethorpe)

·        Naburn.


Reason:     To confirm that the Executive Member is aware of the current position regarding progress on the 5 Year Flood Plan and to ensure that progress continues to be made on flood alleviation and prevention in the City of York.

Report author: Steve Wragg

Publication date: 12/03/2019

Date of decision: 11/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Effective from: 14/03/2019

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