The Environment Agency are working with 9 partners on a major new flood scheme for Oxford, which will reduce flood risk to homes, businesses and major transport routes into the city. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will provide a long-term solution to flooding in Oxford, helping protect the city as flood risk increases with climate change.

You can read the planning application on Oxfordshire County Council’s online planning portal and enter the reference number: MW.0027/22.

Oxfordshire County Council will be holding an online consultation on the planning application from 7 April to 9 May.  

Visit the dedicated website with videos, maps and information about the scheme: Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme - Welcome - Environment Agency - Citizen Space.

CitizenSpace Update webpage: https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/thames/oxfordscheme/

General scheme website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-flood-scheme/oxford-flood-scheme


OFAS have produced an introductory video about the scheme outlining why it is needed in the context of historical floods and climate change. Check it out below:


Be sure to read through Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme's planning submission poster and their March newsletter below.

OFAS Planning Submission Poster
OFAS Newsletter - March

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