Open consultation

Slowing the flow in the Ouse and Foss; a long-term plan for York


This is a study looking at how river flows could be managed in areas upstream of the city to counter the effects of climate change over the next 100 years.

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Consultation description

The Environment Agency completed a study in 2017 called ‘Slowing the Flow in the Rivers Ouse and Foss’, and published a summary in the York Press inviting comments from partners and the public. We have discussed the study with partners and other groups since.

We are progressing the recommendations that fall within the Environment Agency remit. However, there are further recommendations that we cannot progress alone. We are now seeking views from partners, landowners, the public and other bodies on the general principles of the study and on our proposal for how to progress.

We are also asking if you have any current or future work proposed that might be aligned with our objectives and could be developed in partnership.

Ways to respond

Published 8 May 2018