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Caterham On the Hill And Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme

Meeting: 27/10/2020 - Cabinet (Item 158)

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Caterham on the Hill in Tandridge is at high risk of surface water flooding from intense summer storm events and prolonged periods of high rainfall. Surrey County Council and partners have been investigating potential measures to reduce the risk of flooding to this community and has identified Property Flood Resilience as the preferred approach in this mainly urban and relatively steep sided catchment. This will offer Property Flood Resilience Measures to 205 properties and will cost a maximum of £1.9m depending on uptake. An Outline Business Case has been submitted to the Environment Agency for approval.This report seeks approval for the delivery of the Caterham on the Hill and Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme, the procurement of the works and the wider sustainable drainage flood mitigation measures.

 

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the addition of the Caterham on the Hill and Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme to the Capital Programme is approved through external funding subject to the approval of the Outline Business Case by the Environment Agency.

2.    That the approval of any changes to the Outline Business Case is delegated to the Director for Highways and Transport and Strategic Finance Business Partner in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change.

3.    That the procurement of the works through the Environment Agency Property Flood Resilience Framework is approved as the scheme was not included in the 2020/21 Annual Procurement Forward Plan approved by Cabinet in January 2020.

4.    That the development of the wider flood mitigation measures in the catchment is supported and decisions on individual schemes as they come forward are delegated to the Director for Highways and Transport and Strategic Finance Business Partner in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change.

Reason for Decision:

 

The Caterham on the Hill and Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the impacts of flooding to 205 properties within the catchment currently at risk.

Recent flooding in the area has caused significant disruption to the area and damage to infrastructure and properties. The long term impacts on residents’ lives cannot be underestimated, and these proposals will offer protection and some comfort to those living with the threat of flooding to their homes.

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]

 

 

 

Minutes:

The report was introduced by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change who explained that this scheme was part of the wider Surrey Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk to 205 properties within the catchment currently at risk. The total scheme cost is £1.95M with a Surrey County Council contribution of up to £14K. The majority of funding will be provided by the Environment Agency defence grant in aid and the River Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee.

 

Mr Chris Botten welcomed the report and stated that he was well consulted on the proposals in the report. He went onto explain that events of June 2016 were life changing for many residents and that the proposals in the paper would improve quality of life for many. The Leader confirmed that over £30M had been put into schemes across Surrey and hundreds of millions would be put into the River Thames Flood Alleviation Scheme with the Environment Agency.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the addition of the Caterham on the Hill and Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme to the Capital Programme is approved through external funding subject to the approval of the Outline Business Case by the Environment Agency.

2.    That the approval of any changes to the Outline Business Case is delegated to the Director for Highways and Transport and Strategic Finance Business Partner in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change.

3.    That the procurement of the works through the Environment Agency Property Flood Resilience Framework is approved as the scheme was not included in the 2020/21 Annual Procurement Forward Plan approved by Cabinet in January 2020.

4.    That the development of the wider flood mitigation measures in the catchment is supported and decisions on individual schemes as they come forward are delegated to the Director for Highways and Transport and Strategic Finance Business Partner in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change.

Reason for Decision:

 

The Caterham on the Hill and Old Coulsdon Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce the impacts of flooding to 205 properties within the catchment currently at risk.

Recent flooding in the area has caused significant disruption to the area and damage to infrastructure and properties. The long term impacts on residents’ lives cannot be underestimated, and these proposals will offer protection and some comfort to those living with the threat of flooding to their homes.

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment and Highways Select Committee]