Issue details

Flood Resilience Innovation Programme Delivery Stage Approval

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 update the Executive of the development of the project since the 21 June 2021 Executive paper, the business case development and approval from the Environment Agency and Defra.

The report will outline the procurement and governance strategies and arrangements that will be in place and the ways in which they will be delivered through partnership working with a wide range of partners across the river catchment.

The Executive will be asked to consider the updates detailed in the report and endorse the approach to governance and partnership working for the delivery phase of the project.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Acomb Ward; Bishopthorpe Ward; Clifton Ward; Copmanthorpe Ward; Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward; Fishergate Ward; Fulford and Heslington Ward; Guildhall Ward; Haxby and Wigginton Ward; Heworth Ward; Heworth Without Ward; Holgate Ward; Hull Road Ward; Huntington and New Earswick Ward; Micklegate Ward; Rawcliffe and Clifton Without; Strensall Ward; Westfield Ward; Wheldrake Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2022

Decision due: 28/07/22 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: Tel: 01904 553401.

Consultation process

Development of business case in line with Environment Agency and Defra processes and sign off and approval via the funders review and assurance channels. Ongoing reporting and consultation via quarterly Decision Session meetings with the Executive Member for the Environment and Climate Change.
Procurement and legal input from Council officers, development of governance approaches with partners – NYCC, national parks, rivers trust etc.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.


Agenda items


  • Flood Resilience Innovation Programme Delivery Stage Approval  


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