Graveney Flood Alleviation Scheme Shortlist

Closes 30 Nov 2019

Opened 12 Mar 2018


We have identified more than 700 properties at risk of flooding in and around Graveney. We are working with Croydon Council to develop a scheme to reduce this risk to 340 homes along the River Graveney and Norbury Brook in Thornton Heath and Norbury.

The flood alleviation scheme options we are considering are:

  • a flood storage area in Norbury Park with restoration of a natural river channel
  • a flood storage area in Thornton Heath Recreation Ground
  • combined storage at Norbury Park and Thornton Heath Recreation Ground.

On 16 February 2018, we held a very successful drop-in for residents living around the parks to give us their views on the different options. Gathering local opinions and knowledge will help us shape our preferred option and refine our shortlist. We are currently collating and reviewing their feedback.

Details of the shortlist options are in the document below.

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  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Local authorities
  • Community groups


  • Flood management
  • Water quality
  • Habitats and wildlife