Detail of outcome
Visit the Oxford flood scheme consultation webpage to view the consultation responses and read the consultation response document.
The Environment Agency and their partners are working together to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to properties, transport links and infrastructure in Oxford. In addition, the scheme aims to protect Oxford’s reputation as a thriving commercial centre, and create and maintain recreational and environmental opportunities.
Early investigations confirm that a flood relief channel would reduce flood risk in Oxford. The Environment Agency has therefore developed a series of channel options, based on their findings and the results of early public engagement about a potential scheme and what stakeholders would want.
They would like to hear your views on these options, to help them identify the final route for the channel.
After this consultation, they will assess which route will provide the best all-round solution to Oxford’s flooding problem. They will take into account public opinion alongside the outputs of their assessment, which considers which options would be technically and economically feasible.
The Environment Agency will announce the results of the consultation by April 2016. Following this, they will work on developing a detailed design for the scheme.