Decision details

Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) Enhanced Programme of Flood Risk Management and the SRA Memorandum of Understanding and Constitution

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Cabinet agreed:


  1. To approve the revised Local Memorandum of Understanding (including the Constitution of the SRA) set out in Appendix 1 and authorise the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure to sign this on behalf of Somerset County Council;
  2. The case (set out in ‘legal implications’ for exempt information) for Appendix 2 Budget Confidential to be treated in confidence, as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.
  3. To approve the SRA Budget for 2019/20, (Appendix 3 Budget Public) in accordance with the recommendations of the SRA Board from its meeting on the 1st of March 2019.
  4. To the release of funding committed from all sources in 2019/20 for the purposes of the SRA, subject to receipt of those funds, in accordance with the budget for 2019/20 as set out in item 3 above.
  5. To provide forward funding for the delivery of Flood Action Plan projects in advance of drawing down Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal funding.
  6. That the detailed management of the 2019/20 Budget and Enhanced Programme within the control total allocated to the SRA is undertaken in accordance with the constitutional, financial regulations and decision making arrangements of SCC as accountable body. 


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report


Publication date: 11/03/2019

Date of decision: 11/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

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