The Environment Agency are working together with 9 organisations dedicated to reducing Oxford’s flood risk and providing wider benefits to Oxfordshire. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme is designed to cope with floods of a major scale, to help protect the city in coming decades as flood risk increases with climate change. The scheme forms part of a wider programme to improve flood resilience being planned by the Environment Agency across the Thames Valley area.
The Environment Agency has submitted the planning application to build the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. This is a significant step towards reducing flood risk to homes, businesses and transport links in Oxford.