As reported in our previous post, The Environment Agency has now submitted the planning application for the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme for approval by the County Council. This video shows why the scheme is needed, and how it will work. The Oxford Flood Alliance has been campaigning for a comprehensive flood scheme of this scale for many years. OFAS is one of the biggest flood schemes currently planned in England.
The proposed scheme will not only reduce flood risk, but will also create new wetland habitat and floodplain meadow. OFA believes the scheme represents an opportunity to enhance local biodiversity over the life of the scheme.
OFA is one of nine partners working with the Environment Agency on the scheme, and a member of the OFAS Sponsoring Group.