York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) The Bishopthorpe Community Information Page

Closes 31 Dec 2021

Opened 8 Oct 2018


The purpose of this page is to provide information on how the Environment Agency aims to reduce the risk of flooding for homes and businesses in the Bishopthorpe area.

Records from recent flood events and our modelling shows the risk from flooding is greatest along a stretch of Bishopthorpe Road and Main Street/Chantry Lane.

We have identified potential flood defence options for this area and are currently undertaking a detailed assessment.

The Bishopthorpe Flood Cell shown in pink

Next Steps

We will be engaging with the local community in spring 2019.

This page provides information, documents and maps relating to the proposals for reducing flood risk in the Bishopthorpe Community

We will update this page with information throughout the year. If you would like to provide any feedback, or have any questions, please contact us at yorkfloodplan@environment-agency.gov.uk.

This information is not part of a consultation, but we would welcome feedback, and questions. Please use the email above.


  • Members of the public with an interest in the river, the species and conservation
  • Businesses
  • Charities
  • Statutory organisations
  • Members of the public
  • Elected representatives, including MPs
  • Local councils
  • District and parish councils
  • Land owners
  • RFCCs
  • Community groups
  • Flood action groups
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Local Risk Management Authorities
  • Internal Drainage Boards


  • Flood management