Public to have their say on Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme design

Published: Friday, 11th March 2016

Residents in Northway and Marston will be able to have their say on the final details of the design of a new flood alleviation scheme.

Oxford City Council will host two consultation events:

  • Monday 14 March, between 4pm and 7pm at Northway Community Centre (OX3 9RF)
  • Wednesday 16 March, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm at Mortimer Hall in Marston (OX3 0PH)

Residents will be able to have their say on the final details of the Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme, including the landscaping strategy, the types of trees planted and the location of new benches.

Residents will also be able to see artist impressions of what the scheme could look like when complete.

It is hoped a planning application can be submitted later this year. If planning permission is grant, it is hoped the work will be completed in mid-2017.

As well as attending the information sessions, Northway and Marston residents can also have their say via the City Council’s online consultation form. The online consultation will open on 14 March and run until 10 April.

The Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme is a £2.2m project that will reduce the flood risk to 110 properties in the Northway and Marston wards.

Northway and Marston wards have been hit by flash flooding in the past due to their close proximity to Peasmoor Brook and the Headington Hill Tributary.

The work will see natural bunds and dwarf walls installed, as well as the brook widened and a wetland reserve created to use as temporary flood storage.

Oxford City Council successfully gained funding from the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Local Growth Fund (£600,000) and the Environmental Agency (£1.6m).

Councillor Roy Darke, Ward Member for Headington Hill and Northway, said: “It’s important that we get the details right on this much-needed flood protection scheme. I hope everyone affected in Northway and Marston will take this opportunity to have their say.”

For more information visit our Northway and Marston Flood Alleviation Scheme page.