Decision details

CR 339 11/19 - Appointments to OB

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


As the Council pays the largest proportion of the Internal Drainage Board funding based on the area of land, it is essential that the Council's interests are sufficiently represented through its appointment to IDBs.

Such appointments also ensure that the Council is involved in any decisions that may affect the people of the Borough.


To approve the following appointments of representatives of Doncaster Council on outside bodies with immediate effect (terms of office to run until May 2021):

Black Drain Internal Drainage Board

Adam Porter, Flood Risk Engineer (DMBC Officer) - replaces Pat Hagan (DMBC Officer)
Chris Crowe, Operations Manager (Coal Authority) - replaces Dave Ridge (DMBC Officer)

Danvum Drainage Commissioners Board

Chris Crowe, Operations Manager (Coal Authority) - replaces Barry Roughley (DMBC Officer)

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To appoint Council representatives to the Black Drain IDB and Danvum Drainage Commissioners Board (recommended option);

Option 2 - To not appoint Council representatives on the Black Drain IDB and Danvum Drain Drainage Commissioners Board. The option not to appoint to these bodies would mean a loss of opportunity for the Council in lobbying, decision making, representing the Council's views and influencing future policy.

Publication date: 29/11/2019

Date of decision: 28/11/2019

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