Yorkshire 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


Future meetings

Thursday 27 January 2022 Thursday 21 April 2022 Thursday 21 July 2022 Thursday 20 October 2022

Members of the public and press are welcome to attend as observers. To attend a meeting contact the Environment Agency by emailing yrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0203 025 6365.

Meeting papers

To request copies of agendas and papers of YRFCC meetings, contact the Environment Agency by emailing yrfcc@environment-agency.gov.uk or call 0203 025 6365

Committee members

Member Organisation
Professor Colin Mellors (Chair) Defra appointee
Julie Gledhill Environment Agency appointee
Simon Keys Environment Agency appointee (Conservation lead)
Andy McLachlan Environment Agency appointee
Roger Falconer Environment Agency appointee (Coastal lead)
Geoff Roberts Environment Agency appointee
Jeremy Walker Environment Agency appointee
Cllr Chris Lamb Barnsley Council
Cllr Jane Scullion Calderdale Council
Cllr Caroline Firth Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Cllr Garry Hickton Derbyshire County Council
Cllr Mark Houlbrook Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Chris Matthews East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Cllr Dean Kirk Hull City Council
Cllr Donald Firth Kirklees Council
Cllr Helen Hayden Leeds City Council
Cllr David Jeffels North Yorkshire County Council
Cllr Dominic Beck Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Cllr Douglas Johnson Sheffield City Council
Cllr Matthew Morley Wakefield Council
Cllr Paula Widdowson City of York Council

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