Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
The Chair provided an update to the Committee on the progress made by the Flood Risk Management and Preparedness task and finish group.
It was reported that the task and finish group had met on 10 June 2019 with United Utilities to discuss the adoption of Sustainable Drainage Systems amongst other aspects. In addition a scrutiny inquiry session was held on 8 July to review the future of Flood Action Groups (FlAG) across Lancashire.
It was noted that the Committee had received a response from its letter dated 7 June 2018 to the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, regarding adding water companies as statutory consultees on planning applications. The Committee was informed that the response indicated that local planning authorities could add water companies to a locally specific list of 'non-statutory' consultees. It was suggested that the Committee should write out to all of Lancashire's district councils to advise them to ensure that the relevant water companies are included as a non-statutory consultee for their planning applications. It was also suggested that the Flood Risk Management and Preparedness task and finish group be asked to review the response in further detail and to determine whether a further letter be written to the Secretary of State.
- The update be noted.
- The Flood Risk Management and Preparedness task and finish group be asked to review the response from the Secretary of State and to determine how to proceed.
Date of decision: 16/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - External Scrutiny Committee