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Issue details

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

Purpose of Report: The Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) assesses the different levels of flood risk in the York Unitary Authority area and maps these to assist with statutory land use planning. This report will present an updated Strategic Flood Risk Assessment as an update to the Council’s evidence base. The updated SFRA report is an evolution of the existing document to reflect the latest flood risk mapping from the Environment Agency.

The Executive will be asked to agree to accept the updated SFRA as evidence to support decision-making and the emerging Local Plan. Members will also be asked to agree this evidence base can form part of the forthcoming evidence base consultation pertaining to the Local Plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/03/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 22/04/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Dawn Steel, Head of Civic & Democratic Services Email:  steve.wragg@york.gov.uk;  alison.cooke2@york.gov.uk  dawn.steel@york.gov.uk, Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager  steve.wragg@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 553401.

Consultation process

The preparation of the SFRA update has been in conjunction with the Environment Agency using their updated flood risk mapping. Subject to Members decision, the evidence will be consulted on as part of forthcoming consultation pertaining to the Local Plan.


Agenda items


  • Strategic Flood Risk Assessment  


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