January 2024 – Fountains Abbey – Payments by Results

The Skell Valley Team hosted the Natural Flood Management (NFM) Community of Practice’s winter meeting at Fountains Abbey, which focused on Payments by Results.

The day featured presentations on the progress of the Skell Valley Project (led by the National Trust) including NFM and opportunity maps undertaken by the University of Leeds. During the workshop element of the day, the NFM Community of Practice (CoP) was used as a consultee for the development of a banded Payments by Results framework.

There were 43 NFM practitioners, representing 29 organisations, taking part in the event. Feedback on the proposed Payments by Results scheme will be used to draft a framework to be considered at another workshop for landowners.