York Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS) The Naburn & Acaster Malbis Community Information Page

Closes 31 Dec 2021

Opened 12 Nov 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 along the River Ouse in Naburn and Acaster Malbis.

The Naburn Flood Cell

We have been working closely with Naburn Flood Group for a number of years to tackle the various causes of flooding to the village. A detailed modelling study commissioned prior to the 2015 floods has provided clarity on the scale of risk and the interventions needed to reduce this.

We have engaged with Naburn Flood Group and updated them on the modelling work that has been undertaken. We have discussed the likely scale and scope of flood intervention options. Ground investigations have been carried out to inform the viability of works.

The Naburn Flood Cell shown in purple

Next Steps

We have completed an assessment of potential viable flood defence options for Naburn.

We will be engaging with the community of Naburn on the outcome of our assessments.


The Acaster Malbis Flood Cell

Due to flood flow routes in the area, developing a formal flood defence scheme would be extremely difficult. We envisage offering Property Flood Resilience options for affected properties.

The Acaster Malbis Flood Cell shown in blue

Next Steps

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

This page provides information, documents and maps relating to the proposals for reducing flood risk in the Naburn and Acaster Malbis 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