The window of the Community Free Space in Bury Street currently has a display on ‘Reducing flood risks in Abingdon.‘ There were also experts there yesterday to listen and answer people’s questions.
Some of the information on the display boards can be read at https://www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com/contacts/abingdon-flood-alleviation-scheme/, but the information boards have more detail.
Work continues towards a flood storage area at Abingdon Common, and talks with landowners has begun. A provisional estimate for the scheme is £5m. Timescales are:
- March 2018 to March 2019 – Development of the flood storage area design and modelling. Continue to investigate complementary options.
- Spring 2019 – Planning application submission
- End 2019 – Full Business Case approval
- 2020 – Estimated construction start date subject to approvals