Have your say on the River Thames Scheme

Plans to respond to the challenges of flooding

The River Thames Scheme (RTS) has launched a six-week consultation this autumn for you to have your say on new plans which respond to the challenges of flooding and creating more access to open green spaces and sustainable travel routes.

The scheme, which includes a new flood channel, will reduce the risk of flooding to homes, businesses, and infrastructure, while also providing habitat for wildlife and a new feature in the landscape for recreation.

The channel will be flanked by new areas of public green open space, for recreation and spending time with nature. New footpaths and cycleways will run along the channel and through the new public spaces, linking different elements of the scheme with communities and providing better connections within and across the area.

Areas of new and improved habitat for wildlife and nature recovery will connect with existing nature sites and wildlife corridors to provide a new nature recovery network along the length of the channel that supports even more biodiversity.

How to get involved

The consultation is running until Tuesday 20 December 2022.

Events are taking place to give you the opportunity to see the plans on display and ask questions.

For more information and to take part in the consultation, visit the River Thames Scheme web page, or call the Environment Agency National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506 506.

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