Working with the private and public sector

River Thames Scheme

We are a stakeholder and active participant in the development of the River Thames Scheme. This will alleviate flooding between Datchet and Teddington and the biggest flood channel is in Runnymede.

It will deliver many environmental benefits, and we continue to monitor its preparation to ensure they are paramount. The benefits will include improved flood resilience and protection of 15,000 homes and 2,400 businesses including many in Egham, Staines and Chertsey, as well as other areas.

The River Thames Scheme is also due to include the creation of

  • 106 hectares of new public open space
  • 250 hectares new and enhanced biodiversity habitat
  • 23km of new pathways and cycleways