Thames Valley Flood Scheme - reports

Closed 20 Aug 2021

Opened 26 May 2021


On this page, you can view information about our consultation and follow-up reports. For more information about the Thames Valley Flood Scheme, please visit our project website.

Thames Valley Flood Scheme Reports

Summer 2021 public consultation 

We held our first public consultation on the Thames Valley Flood Scheme, for 12 weeks from 26 May to 20 August 2021. We received 264 responses to the consultation from a wide range of public, private and third sector respondents.

You can see information we consulted by viewing: 

Following the consultation, we have produced 2 feedback reports: 

Summary of consultation responses report

The consultation feedback suggests respondents were largely supportive of the project’s objectives and approaches but a number of important issues were also raised. There was particular support for woodland planting and wetland creation, as well as other natural flood management measures. There was less support for approaches involving hard engineering such as permanent and temporary flood barriers and flood relief channels. The most frequent concerns raised in the consultation were around development on floodplains and sewage treatment issues.

Consultation outcomes report

This report follows on from the summary of consultation responses. In the outcomes report you can see our responses to the feedback we received and how we are using the feedback to further develop the scheme.

What's next?

We are using the feedback you gave us and carrying out our own research and modelling to identify the next steps for the Thames Valley Flood Scheme. 

When it is complete we will publish a follow-up report which will explain our assessment of each of the approaches we are considering. 

For more information about the Thames Valley Flood Scheme, please visit our project website.




  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Fishing clubs and representative associations
  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • NGOs
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • Academics
  • Environment Agency customers
  • Local authorities
  • District and parish councils
  • Environmental bodies
  • Land owners
  • Farming associations
  • RFCCs
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Water companies
  • Members of the public
  • Recreational and commercial river users
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Members of the public
  • Community groups
  • Non-governmental organisations with an interest in environmental issues
  • Environment Agency colleagues
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Risk Management Authorities
  • Flood Resilience Forums
  • Members of the public
  • Town and parish councils
  • Regional Flood and Coastal Committees
  • Engagement specialists/operational staff in Natural Resources Wales, local authorities and other risk management authorities


  • Flood management
  • Water resources
  • Habitats and wildlife