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Decision details

Innovative Flood Resilience Programme

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

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 inform the Executive of the approaches being promoted with the project and the ways in which they will be delivered through partnership working with a wide range of partners across the river catchment.

Executive will be asked to endorse the report and its approaches and provide steer through a the consideration of a number of options of project governance approaches to embed and facilitate partnership working across the River Ouse catchment.


Resolved:  That the ongoing work to develop the business case to access the funding indicatively valued at £5.8m be supported.


Reason:     To support the delivery of the York and North Yorkshire Natural Flood Risk Management Innovative Flood Resilience project.

Report author: Steve Wragg

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 20/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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