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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Joseph Kennally  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

41.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which he might have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests or any prejudicial or discloseable pecuniary interest that she might have in respect of the business on the agenda. None were declared.

42.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Monday 4 October 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact the relevant Democracy Officer, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

43.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 8 September 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 8 September 2021 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

44.

York 5 Year Flood Plan Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Executive Member will consider a report which will provide her with an update on the York 5 Year Flood Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

 

i.             That the updated report and the evidence presented by the Environment Agency in the session be noted.

 

ii.            That the approach being taken to ensure the review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Plan is incorporated in to City of York Council flood risk policy and strategy as detailed in Annex 2 be endorsed. A future item on the update of our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy will be brought to the Executive Member at a later date.

 

Reason: To support the delivery of flood resilience interventions in York and across the wider River Ouse catchment.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which provided her with an update on the York 5 Year Flood Plan. The Flood Risk Manager and the Project Director, Environment Agency were in attendance to present the report and respond to questions.

 

Key points raised during the presentation of the report included:

·        Good progress was being made on the Environment Agency led Flood Investment Programme.

·        Germany Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Fulford was coming to the end of the detailed design phase and it was likely to that a planning application would be submitted by the end of the calendar year.

·        An update was being made to Water Level Management Plans, which were originally made in 2007-9. This work was being done in partnership with the Environment Agency and other partners. There were a number of interventions planned which aligned with ongoing work on flood planning done by City of York Council and the Environment Agency, as well as the targets and actions in the local Flood Risk Management Strategy.

·        The flood gate for Scarborough Bridge to Ouse Bridge was due to be installed in October 2021 at Lendal Arch, and the road closure extension was due to end on 22 October as planned.

·        Proposed additional traffic calming measures on Butcher Terrace in Clementhorpe were due to go to consultation.

·        Enabling works were underway on-site at Clifton Ings Barrier Bank.

·        There had been some minor delays to works on the left-bank of the Ouse around the Museum Gardens, but these had not affected the overall programme.

·        It was planned for on-site work to begin at the Foss Storage Area by the end of 2021.

·        A formal handover at the Foss Barrier site from contractors to the Environment Agency was expected in January 2022.

 

The Executive Member commented:

·        She was pleased to see increased coordination between City of York Council, the Environment Agency and partners, as well as increased communications with residents.

·        The total investment into flood infrastructure was around £104-110 million, not the £90 million listed in the report

·        She was also pleased with the commitment of the Environment Agency to plant 5 trees for every one felled, and that liaisons were taking place with councillors and residents to find appropriate locations for them in the city.

·        She thanks officers and the Environment Agency for their work on improving York’s flood defences.

 

Resolved:

 

i.             That the updated report and the evidence presented by the Environment Agency in the session be noted.

 

ii.            That the approach being taken to ensure the review of the Humber Flood Risk Management Plan is incorporated in to City of York Council flood risk policy and strategy as detailed in Annex 2 be endorsed. A future item on the update of our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy will be brought to the Executive Member at a later date.

 

Reason: To support the delivery of flood resilience interventions in York and across the wider River Ouse catchment.

 

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