Decision details

Executive Decisions in relation to Somerset Council's role as Host Authority and Accountable Body to the Somerset Rivers Authority partnership

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Following consideration of the officer report and discussion, the Executive agreed:


a.     To Somerset Council continuing in the role of Host Authority and Accountable Body for the Somerset Rivers Authority. 


b.     To review the revised 2024-25 Local Memorandum of Understanding and Constitution set out in Appendix 1 and authorise the Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change to sign this on behalf of Somerset Council.


c.     To review the proposed SRA Budget and SRA Enhanced Programme for 2024-25, (Appendix 2 SRA Board 2024-25 Enhanced Programme and Budget) in accordance with the recommendations to be considered by the SRA Board at its meeting on 8 March 2024.


d.     To the release of funding committed from all sources in 2024-25 for the purposes of the SRA, subject to receipt of those funds, in accordance with the budget for 2024-25 as set out in Appendix 2 SRA Board Paper 2024-25 SRA Enhanced Programme and Budget.


e.     That Somerset Councillors that sit on the SRA Board can approve the publication of the SRA’s new Strategy and Flood Action Plan at the SRA Board meeting on 8 March 2024. 


f.      That the detailed management of the 2024-25 SRA 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 Somerset Council as Accountable Body.  


g.     The case (set out in ‘legal implications’ for exempt information) for Appendix 3CONFIDENTIAL 2024-25 SRA Enhanced Programme scheme descriptions WITH COSTS to be treated in confidence, as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information. 


Publication date: 06/03/2024

Date of decision: 06/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/03/2024 - Executive

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