Draft local flood risk management strategy consultation

Flooding has a significant impact on the people and economy of Oxfordshire.  While it is not possible to prevent all possible local flooding, the relevant authorities, local communities and businesses can work together to reduce the risk and minimise the damage it can cause.   

Oxfordshire County Council is the lead Local Flood Authority and has a legal duty under the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to “develop, maintain, apply and monitor” a flood risk management strategy.   

This consultation is to gather views on the draft Local Flood Risk Management Strategy for Oxfordshire, which:

- Sets procedures for identifying the relative priorities of measures for reducing local flood risk (i.e. from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses such as rivers

- Establishes how to identify areas where a ‘holistic approach’ to flood risk management will achieve multiple benefits

- Establishes how to identify affordable measures for implementation to agreed time frames Facilitates engagement and consultation with the community and all our partners

- Encourages public awareness and self-help where appropriate   

This strategy does not cover any emergency planning activities as a response to flooding and any effects of a flooding event such as the clean-up operation.  Please take the time to read the draft strategy document and have your say.  

 All views expressed in this consultation will be taken into account as we prepare a final strategy for approval by the council’s decision-making Cabinet later this year.   

The draft strategy has been informed by taking into account a strategic environmental assessment and a habitats regulations assessment.  Both of these documents are available on request.



This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    27 Jun 2014 at 12:00
  • Closed
    19 Sep 2014 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    21 Oct 2014


Contact Name Sarah Jelley
Contact Email Address floodmanagement@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 01865 896450
Contact Postal Address Draft local flood risk management strategy


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Consultation Topic
  • Environment & waste
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Staff
Geographical Area
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Oxford City
  • Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford
  • Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley
  • Goring and Henley
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Grove and Wantage
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney