Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme options consultation

Closed 1 Mar 2016

Opened 9 Jan 2016


The Environment Agency and 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 safeguard Oxford’s reputation as a thriving commercial centre and create and maintain recreational and environmental opportunities.

Our early investigations confirmed that a flood relief channel would reduce flood risk in Oxford. We have therefore developed a series of channel options, based on our findings and results of early public engagement about a potential scheme and what our stakeholders would want.

Oxford FAS Consultation response document (May 2016) - (PDF, 2MB)

This document gives an overview of our consultation process and a summary of responses received. It pulls out the key themes and provides an initial response to explain how we are using the feedback received. It also explains our next steps.

All the comments we've received to the consultation can be viewed here.


  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations


  • Flood management