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Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Meeting: 22/04/2021 - Executive (Item 125)

125 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Update pdf icon PDF 408 KB

The Director of Highways, Transport & Planning to present a report which seeks approval for an updated York Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, which has been revised to reflect the latest mapping and strategic level planning policy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

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.

Minutes:

The Director of Highways, Transport & Planning presented a report which presented an updated York Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA).

 

The SFRA had last been updated in 2013.  The updated version, attached at Annex 1 to the report, had been revised to reflect the latest mapping and strategic level planning policy.  It had also been simplified and a separate drainage document developed.  Members had the option to:

A - accept the updated SFRA as evidence base to support decision making and agree to submit it for consideration as part of the ongoing Local Plan Examination, as recommended; or

B -  reject the updated SFRA and suggest amendments.

 

The report had been considered by the Local Plan Working Group (LPWG) on 20 April and their comments, supporting the recommendations, were reported at the meeting.

 

The Executive Member for Environment & Climate Change commended the report to Members and, having noted the comments made under Public Participation, it was

 

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.


 

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