Policy paper

Oxford flood scheme

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



The Environment Agency is working with partners on a major new scheme to reduce flood risk to homes and businesses in Oxford, as well as to services and major transport routes into the city.

Published 24 May 2018
Last updated 15 April 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated map of the scheme

  2. Updated how the scheme will work, environmental vision, planning applications, Hinksey rail sidings, compulsory purchase order and find out more sections.

  3. The Environment Agency have made a new compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the Oxford flood alleviation scheme. Updated information about 'What stage is the scheme at?'

  4. Updated the section ‘What stage is the scheme at’. The planning application has been submitted for Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme.

  5. Oxford Scheme update.

  6. New collaboration with Earth Trust, to help get the best out of our long term plan for the environmental benefits of the scheme.

  7. Updated application deadline to 31 October 2019.

  8. We have added information about our Environmental Vision, including the advertisement for potential applicants.

  9. Latest dates, updated map, plain English of the content

  10. Updated texted 1) final planning decision now summer 2019. 2) Changed date to 2020 “If all approvals are granted construction will start in 2020 and is expected to take 3 to 4 years.” 3) Added lines in the CPO section - "We have had confirmation from Defra that they intend to hold a Public Inquiry and a date is being confirmed for this. Due to the timeframes needed for this part of the process, the earliest construction of the scheme will start is in 2020."

  11. Updated information on consultation.

  12. Updated planning application section.

  13. Added more information on compulsory purchase order, revised funding, and planning application.

  14. Information on the planning application and partner websites.

  15. Compulsory purchase order information added.

  16. First published.