South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC)

The Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) is a committee established by the Environment Agency under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 that brings together members appointed by Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs) and independent members with relevant experience for 3 purposes:

  • to ensure there are coherent plans for identifying, communicating and managing flood and coastal erosion risks across catchments and shorelines
  • to encourage efficient, targeted and risk-based investment in flood and coastal erosion risk management that represents value for money and benefits local communities
  • to provide a link between the Environment Agency, LLFAs, other risk management authorities, and other relevant bodies to build understanding of flood and coastal erosion risks in its area

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Members

Member Organisation
Philip Rees Chairman
Sue James Cornwall Council
Carolyn Rule Cornwall Council
Dominic Fairman Cornwall Council
Robert Francis Council of the Isles of Scilly
Stuart Hughes Devon County Council
Ron Peart Devon County Council
Roger Croad Devon County Council
Caroline Chugg Devon County Council
Tony Carson Plymouth City Council
Ray Hill Torbay Council
Martyn Alvey Inland flooding
Laurence Couldrick Nature, conservation and wider environmental issues
John Cocker Coastal processes
Peter Harper Agriculture, farming and land management
Vacancy Coastal processes
Leigh Rix Agriculture, farming and land management
Mark Worsfold Water and utility companies
Peter Downs Nature, conservation and wider environmental issues

Vacancies

The Environment Agency is recruiting a member to represent land/country farming and another member to represent business interests.

Land/country farming

  • provide a land management perspective at committee – working with the inland member and conservation members
  • help the committee to understand issues affecting inland communities, landowners and farmers and how this impacts on river process and the coast
  • monitor and review flood risk management and the river needing to be addressed
  • provide a link between the committee, land management and farming groups in the committee’s area
  • advocate good soil management with the farming sector to benefit flood risk and reduce diffuse pollution

Business interests

  • experience in securing funding/investment from/for the private sector
  • currently working in the business sector and understands the impact that flooding can have on private business
  • established links to economic/regeneration institutions such as chamber of commerce, local enterprise partnership and other business leader forums

People from a wide range of backgrounds are invited to apply for these posts, especially those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and women who are currently under-represented on regional flood and coastal committees.

A key role will be ensuring the aims of the National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy are embodied within the committee’s decisions and to ensure consistency between strategic and local plans.

South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee applicants' information pack

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Committee recruitment briefing 2018

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Application form to become member of South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee

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Further information contact pamela.udy@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0792 0028986. The closing date for applications is 5.30pm Thursday 5 April 2018.

Papers

2019

Date Agenda and papers
10 January  

2018

Date Agenda and papers
11 January 11 January Agenda and papers
12 April 12 April Agenda and papers
11 October  

2017

Date Agenda and papers
19 January 19 January Agenda and papers
20 April 20 April Agenda and papers
13 July 13 July Agenda and papers
26 October 26 October Agenda and papers

2016

Date Agenda and papers
21 January January 2016 Agenda and papers
14 April April 2016 Agenda and papers
14 July July 2016 Agenda and papers
20 October October 2016 Agenda and papers
20 October October 2016 appendices

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting or request copies of agendas and papers contact the Environment Agency.

Telephone: 03708 506506

Contact details

swrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk