Issue details

Otley Flood Alleviation Scheme

To give approval to incur expenditure of £659,000 to support the Outline Business Case submission, planning application and develop the detailed design of Otley Flood alleviation scheme.


To give approval to inject £1,328,000 of Central Contingencies to underwrite the currently identified funding gap on the scheme to ensure the delivery of the scheme by the end of 2020 in time to utilise the previously allocated £2m of Flood Defence Grant in Aid from central government as identified in the Autumn 2016 Statement. Alternative sources of funding are being explored further, but it is recommended we proceed on this basis.


To delegate authority to spend (ATS) approval of the full scheme to the Director of City Development, subject to agreement with the Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Otley and Yeadon;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/05/2019

Decision due: 26 Jun 2019 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Matthew Sherwood, Senior Engineer 0113 378 7418 Email:

Consultation process

Regular consultation and engagement has been carried out and continues at regular intervals with the Leader, Executive Members, Ward Members, the local MP and local residents throughout the process. This is done through, one to one briefings, Quarterly newsletters and face to face consultation events.


Ward Members, Town Council, Local Residents, Yorkshire Water, The Environment Agency, Landowners, Local MP.

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Environment and Active Lifestyles


Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting