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Flood and Water Management - Sustainable Drainage Approving Body Implementation

Decision maker: Executive Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is subject to call in?: No




(i)         That Wrexham County Borough Council will become the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body on 7 January 2019 following commencement of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and that delegated authority be given to the Head of Environment and Planning for the necessary operational responsibilities of the Sustainable Drainage Approval Body and the powers to determine applications for approval.


(ii)        That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.


Reasons for decisions


(i)      To allow the necessary arrangements to be implemented providing Wrexham County Borough Council with the ability to fulfil the new statutory responsibility as a Sustainable Drainage Approval Body as required under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.


(ii)     The late availability of Welsh Government guidance and statutory instruments has significantly delayed the delivery of this report to the Executive Board. This new duty is live from 7 January 2019. Delegated powers need to be formalised as a matter of urgency to enable the immediate establishment and function of the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body within Wrexham County Borough Council.


Publication date: 09/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive Board

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