Decision details

National Review of Flood Risk Management Plans and the consequent commencement of the review of the North Yorkshire Flood Risk Strategy

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To agree to the proposed North Yorkshire priorities to be included in the next Flood Risk Management Plan
To seek approval to commence work to review the North Yorkshire Flood Risk Strategy


The proposed measures for North Yorkshire, as below, to be included in the FRMP2:

1. Continue to work with the local communities, to increase their understanding and preparedness of flooding in North Yorkshire
2. Continue to use investigations of sources of flooding collaboratively to inform future capital and revenue programming in North Yorkshire
3. Continue to deliver targeted modelling studies in North Yorkshire
4. Enhance the flood forecasting system, using the latest evidence and modelling in North Yorkshire
5. Continue to identify opportunities to improve flood resilience in North Yorkshire
6. Work with communities, landowners and businesses to inform of the maintenance responsibilities relating to flood risk assets in North Yorkshire
7. Continue to update and refresh the North Yorkshire Flood Risk Strategy in North Yorkshire 8. Work in partnership with Risk Management Authorities (RMAs) and other organisations to explore flood risk improvement options that also have environment and socio economic benefits in North Yorkshire
9. Improve the understanding of catchment wide flood mechanisms and management opportunities in North Yorkshire

ii. the commencement of work to refresh the existing North Yorkshire Flood Risk Strategy

Reasons for the decision:

To permit the progression of the national FRMP refresh and enable the refresh of the NY flood risk strategy to best reflect the current priorities in the county.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 27/09/2021

Date of decision: 20/08/2021