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Reducing flood risk in Oxford and Abingdon

How the Environment Agency plans to reduce flood risk in Oxford and Abingdon.

The Environment Agency is working in partnership to develop a new flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk in Oxford. Partners are: Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Thames Water, Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, Oxford Flood Alliance, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University of Oxford.

The Environment Agency conducted a public consultation in 2017, which helped inform the final design for the scheme. We submitted the planning application for the scheme to Oxfordshire County Council in March 2018.

You can see the planning application and the application documents on the Oxfordshire County Council planning portal.

Oxford flood scheme

Find out more about the Environment Agency’s schemes to reduce flood risk in Oxford.

  1. Oxford flood scheme

    • Policy paper

Abingdon flood scheme

Find out about the Environment Agency’s schemes to reduce flood risk in Abingdon.

  1. Abingdon flood schemes: latest news

    • Policy paper
  2. Flood risk in Abingdon

    • Policy paper
  3. Abingdon flood schemes: community engagement

    • Policy paper
Published 11 August 2016
Last updated 24 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated link to new Oxford flood page.
  2. We have submitted the planning application for the Oxford scheme and it's now available on the Oxfordshire County Council planning portal.
  3. Updated Sep 2017.
  4. Latest information added.
  5. Updated with new consultation date.
  6. First published.