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River Thames Scheme

How the Environment Agency plans to reduce flood risk between Datchet and Teddington, the largest area of undefended developed floodplain in England.

The River Thames Scheme will reduce flood risk to people living and working near the Thames, enhance the resilience of nationally important infrastructure, contribute to a vibrant local economy and maximise the social and environmental value of the river.

Between 2020 and 2025 we will build a new flood channel alongside the River Thames to reduce flood risk to 15,000 properties in communities in Datchet, Wraysbury, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Shepperton, Weybridge, Sunbury, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Kingston and Teddington.

Construction of the new river gives us the opportunity to create habitats for wildlife and recreation activities including walking, cycling, boating and angling.

As development work continues, we are working with communities between Datchet and Teddington to increase their resilience to flooding. This includes working with emergency services, local councils and other organisations to co-ordinate their response during major floods.

About the scheme

Read the details on how the Environment Agency plans to reduce flood risk between Datchet and Teddington, the largest area of undefended floodplain in England.

What's new

Read the latest news about the River Thames Scheme.

Maps

Maps and drawings showing the areas covered by the scheme.

Reports

Detailed reports on the schemes plans and progress.

Consultations

View the consultations regarding the River Thames Scheme.

  1. Lower Thames strategy

    • Consultation outcome
Published 4 March 2016
Last updated 14 February 2018 + show all updates
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