Policy paper

Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme: how the scheme will work

This page describes how the Oxford Flood Alleviation scheme will help reduce flood risk.



The scheme will run from north of Botley Road and re-join the River Thames near Kennington. It will divert water across the open flood plain and away from properties. The same amount of water that enters the scheme in the north will return to the Thames at Kennington, so flood risk downstream will not increase as a result.

Published 11 August 2016
Last updated 21 September 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated September 2017.
  2. First published.