Councillors Carl Les (Chairman), Gareth Dadd, Derek Bastiman, Michael Harrison, Simon Myers, Janet Sanderson, David Chance, Keane Duncan, Greg White and Annabel Wilkinson.


Tuesday, 6th September 2022


11.00 am


Council Chamber, County Hall, Northallerton


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Minutes of the Meeting held on 23 August 2022


(Pages 3 - 8)




Declarations of Interest






Public Questions and Statements



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North Yorkshire Council Flood Risk Management Strategy

(Pages 9 - 110)



That subject to any views expressed at the meeting, the Executive recommend the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy to Full Council for approval and adoption.





Agree the Devolution Deal and Commence Consultation

(Pages 111 - 206)


Recommendations: To approve:

(a)   The Devolution Deal subject to the consultation identified in the report;

(b)   The Governance Review as identified in Appendix 1;

(c)   Publication of the Scheme at Appendix 2 for consultation and to delegate to the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) any changes and actions needed to ensure that a full consultation exercise is conducted for the area;

(d)   Delegation to the S151 Officer, in consultation with the Executive Members for Finance and Open for Business, to approve with the City of York to work up the details of, and implement, the financial arrangements including a risk share mechanism and funding source;

(e)   To cashflow initial implementation costs of £600k (ahead of the funding being available to be drawn down) and agree to receive a further report once the full implementation costs are known;

(f)   The creation of Joint Devolution Committee with the City of York Council and delegating to the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) in consultation with the Leader the final terms of reference as agreed with the City of York Council





Forward Plan


(Pages 207 - 224)




Other business which the Leader agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Will Baines Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



26 August 2022




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