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Issue details

Flood Resilience Innovation Programme

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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/06/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 20/07/21 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Steve Wragg, Flood Risk Manager email:  steve.wragg@york.gov.uk  steve.wragg@york.gov.uk Tel: 01904 553401.

Consultation process

Consultation process: The project is in its development phase following successful award of funding. A consultation plan and strategy will be developed during this phase and extensive consultation will be undertaken during the 6 year life of the project.
Public and business across the River Swale, Ure and Nidd catchments, residents of communities in York and North Yorkshire towns and villages. Professional partners and community groups involved in catchment management, biodiversity and environmental initiatives.
Local Enterprise Partnerships and associated groups.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Not completed at this stage.


Agenda items


  • Flood Resilience Innovation Programme  


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