SRA Board meeting 10 February 2016

A meeting of the Somerset Rivers Authority Board was held at the offices of Mendip District Council on the morning of 10 February, 2016. Below are links to a summary of decisions and the minutes, plus lists of those in attendance, the agenda and supporting papers.

SRA Board Summary of Decisions 10 February 2016

SRA Board Minutes 10 February 2016

Members of the Board

Cllr John Osman - Chairman (Somerset County Council)
Tony Bradford - Vice-Chairman (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Jeff Fear (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Anne Fraser (Sedgemoor District Council)
Nick Gupta (Environment Agency)
Matt Heard (Natural England)
David Jenkins (Wessex Regional Flood & Coastal Committee)
Cllr Tom Killen (Mendip District Council)
Peter Maltby (Parrett Internal Drainage Board)
Cllr Ric Pallister (South Somerset District Council)
Cllr Anthony Trollope-Bellew (West Somerset Council)
Cllr John Williams
(Taunton District Borough Council)

In Attendance

Doug Bamsey (Sedgemoor District Council)
Emma Beardsley (Somerset County Council)
Stuart Brown (Mendip District Council)
Rachel Burden (Environment Agency)
Brendan Cleere (Taunton Deane Borough Council)
Sarah Diacono (Somerset Rivers Authority)
Cllr David Hall (Somerset County Council)
Paula Hewitt (Somerset County Council)
Stephen Parker (Natural England)
Nick Stevens (Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium)
Iain Sturdy (Parrett IDB)
Vega Sturgess (South Somerset District Council)
Ann-Marie Wood (Somerset County Council)


Ray Adlam (Axe Brue Internal Drainage Board)
Kathryn Holdsworth
Cllr Harvey Siggs (Mendip District Council)


1 Declarations of interest
Purpose: Transparency
All members

2 Draft minutes of previous meeting

Purpose: To agree accuracy and sign off
Lead: Chair
Draft Minutes 21 October 2015

3 Public Question Time
Purpose: To give the public chance to ask questions
Lead: Chair

4 2016/17 funding and Landowner charges
Purpose: To update the Board on Local Authority funding decisions.
To update the Board following Landowner consultation and make a decision.
Lead officer: Sarah Diacono
Landowner Charges

5 Meeting the needs of the natural environment
Purpose: To underline the important role that the natural environment has and agree the SRA approach
Lead officer: Matthew Heard
Natural England SRA Board Paper

6 Sowy / KSD update and decision
Purpose: To update the Board on the re-programming of the project to address stakeholder concerns. To decide if the SRA should proceed to the next stage of the project tendering a design and build contract. To decide the Delivery partner for the next stage of the project.
Lead officer: Rachel Burden
Sowy / KSD SRA Board update

7 SRA MoU and Constitution review

Purpose: To review proposed 2016/17 Local MoU
Lead officer: Sarah Diacono
Draft SRA Local MoUDraft Delegations

8 Quarterly Reports: Q3 2015/6 Financial report, Q3 2015/6 Common Works Programme, Q3 2015/6 Enhanced Maintenance Programme
Purpose: Progress update
Lead officers: Emma Beardsley, Didier Lebrun, Iain Sturdy
Finance Qtr 3 Board Report, Q3 Common Works Programme Monitoring, 2015-16 EMP Monitoring 3rd Quarter Report, 2015-16 EMP Summary 3rd Quarter Report

9 Flood Action Plan Leaders Status Report: Bridgwater Barrier, Upper Tone
Purpose: Progress update by exception, plus specific scheme updates
Lead officers: Sarah Diacono, Doug Bamsey, Brendan Cleere
Leaders Status Report Dec 15 - Jan 16

10 AOB
Purpose: To raise urgent items (agreed with John Osman prior to the meeting)
Lead: Chair

No results
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