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Flood Resilience Innovation Programme

Meeting: 20/07/2021 - Executive (Item 20)

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The Director of Environment, Transport and Planning to present a report which seeks approval to develop a business case for a project that will access Government funding awarded for the delivery of innovative flood resilience projects.

 

Decision:

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.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Place presented a report which sought approval to develop a business case for a project to deliver catchment-scale natural flood risk management solutions, in order to access funding awarded from Defra’s Innovative Flood Resilience Grant.

 

Following a successful bid, indicative funding of £5.8m had been allocated to deliver the six-year project, which aimed to provide increased flood resilience to North Yorkshire and York communities and reduce the impacts of flood events.  The project had been developed with a range of key partners, and a number of workshops and review meetings were being set up to inform the final business case.  City of York Council was the project funding lead, but project principles and outcomes would be established in conjunction with North Yorkshire County Council.  Members were invited to approve the ongoing work to develop the business case or advise on alternative approaches.

 

In commending the proposals to Members, the Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change highlighted the project’s link to the ongoing work with the Environment Agency on the York Five Year Plan and thanked the teams involved.

 

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.


 

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