An authority has factored in homes at risk of flooding as council tax is calculated for the upcoming financial year. 

Cherwell District Council approved a council tax base figure of 59,027 for the year 2024-25 at a meeting on Monday.

This figure relates to the number of homes in the area required to cough up the cash.

Cherwell District Council was required to legally set a tax base for the following year by January 31 meaning there were "no alternative options" in approving the recommendations.

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In order to determine the number of properties in the area, officers split up the district by both parish and flood defence area.

Adam Nell, Conservative councillor for the Adderbury, Bloxham and Bodicote ward thanked officers for their "very complicated and detailed set of figures".

Flood defence areas are assessed for the purposes of levies on Oxfordshire County Council by the River Thames.

Approval comes as flooding has wreaked havoc in the county off the back of Storm Henk.