RESIDENTS will have the chance to quiz the Environmental Agency on Abingdon's flood defences and their latest proposals for a temporary flood barrier.

It comes after a project to divert water from homes along the River Ock was scrapped over spiralling costs.

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The EA had been working with Vale of White Horse District Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the Thames Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (RFCC) on the plans, which centred around building a flood storage area at Abingdon Common.

It was initially estimated to cost £5m, split between Vale and Government agency Thames RFCC. In January it was revealed new estimates put the true cost at £9.7m.

The meeting is tomorrow at 7pm in the Roysse Room of the Guildhall.