Decision details

Peterborough Flood Risk Management Strategy 2021-2027 - MAR23/CAB/93

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report is to inform and consult the Cabinet about the Peterborough Flood Risk Management Strategy following its presentation to the Climate Change and Environmental Scrutiny Committee on28th Feb 2023. The scrutiny committee endorse the strategy for approval.The Cabinet is requested to recommend to full council that the strategy be adopted by Peterborough City Council.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to recommend that Full Council:


1.    Approve the updated Peterborough Flood Risk Management Strategy (FMS).

Reasons for the decision:

The production and monitoring of the FMS are a statutory requirement and the existing FMS and associated action plan that were produced in 2015 require updating. 

Alternative options considered:

a. Wholesale review and rewrite of existing FMS – Rejected due to additional costs of external resource and significant amount of extra time required to deliver with potentially limited benefits from that process.? 


b. No review or update of existing FMS – Rejected due to the FMS and the need for it’s monitoring being a statutory requirement.? The legislative environment in the flood risk and water sector is constantly changing and opportunities will be missed if this monitoring and update does not reflect that.? 


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Local Documents used in the production of the FMS and this report:? 


·         FMS Carbon Impact Assessment – 220607 PCC LFRMS Approved CIA? 


Publication date: 13/03/2023

Date of decision: 13/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2023 - Cabinet

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