Agenda and minutes

Flood Risk Management Liaison Group - Monday, 2nd July, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HH. View directions

Contact: Nicki Lishman  476

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Apologies were received from Councillors Hope and Wainwright and P Fisher (IDB).



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The minutes of the previous meeting held on 7 February 2018 were approved.


Update from North Yorkshire County Council


Emily Mellalieu (NYCC) gave the attached presentation and advised that there was still work to complete in Old Malton.

Presentation by North Yorkshire County Council on the Malton and Norton Integrated Flood Scheme (see attached)

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Update from the Yorkshire Derwent Partnership


·         Ongoing work in progress as reported at the last meeting.

·         Looking at ways to improve drainage systems at Sinnington, Hovingham, Gilling East and adding Kirkbymoorside to this.

·         The IDB feel that their view is not represented adequately, despite having a representative on the board and at the working group.

·         Emily Mellalieu (NYCC) will forward James Copeland's response from the NFU to Chris Bowles (misses out food production and managing the land issues).


Update from the Environment Agency


Routine maintenance

·         Cutting the weed at Costa Beck, Pickering downstream to the trout farm

·        Grass cutting on the flood banks in Malton and up to the Rye and work up the catchment, all screens are checked weekly (Fridays)



·         Bank repairs at Normanby and repairs to bridge;

·         Works starting this summer in middle of Pickering near Hungate Bridge to raise the height of walls (second phase of Slowing the Flow);

·         Close to Priorpot Beck exposing stone and potentially reinforcing the banks in Norton

·         Undertaking tree works at Thornton le Dale beck with the IDB and weeding at Costa Beck (IDB)

·        Ongoing hydraulic modelling for Vale of Pickering. It was asked if a presentation could be arranged at a suitable time - concern that this is taking years to complete.


Update from Yorkshire Water


·         Under track crossing signed off and worked well in the April incident

·         Not cost beneficial to upgrade pumping stations (tens of millions £)

·        Drainage area plan for Malton catchment (Action: obtain a copy for circulation)

·        WSP have produced this which informs future investment plans, development and environmental impacts - expecting this in 2019 date to be confirmed


Update from the Internal Drainage Board


·         Middle Deepdale – a letter dated 06/04/18 was sent to the Chief Executives of Scarborough Borough Council, Ryedale District Council, NYCC, IDB, MPs, Head of Planning, leaders of NYCC and Cllr Janet Sanderson

·         IDB have agreed to continue funding for monitoring Scarborough Borough Council, Ryedale District Council both declined

·         NYCC advised that it is not their responsibility to fund

·         Scarborough Borough Council - flow monitoring required under a planning condition and S106

·         IDB planning further letters to try again and asking Kevin Hollinrake to speak to the minister and also writing to York University, as it was felt that this could be a good PHD project as it fits well as an academic project

·         Similar concern/issue with Eden Camp development.

·         Action: Request for IDB to look into ditch at Normanby still outstanding


Update from Ryedale District Council


·         Excellent multi-agency response deploying pumps in accordance with the Malton and Norton Pump Plan prevented flooding in Malton and Norton in April

·         No single agency has resources and looking to build future resilience across partners

·         Work ongoing with pump deployment involving Fire Service

·         Malton and Norton now have their community resilience plan in place and are being supported by NYCC EP colleagues

·         Continuing to work with all partners to build resilience and to co-ordinate the Malton and Norton flood plan in the future


Other updates


None reported.


Any other business


There was no other business.


Date of next meeting(s)


Monday 8 October 2018 at 6.00 pm.