15. Wealdstone Brook: river improvements and FAS

Themes: Reducing Pollution; Making Rivers More Natural; Access and Recreation

Objectives:

  • By 2027, it will have a ‘good’ ability to support wildlife
  • Transforming up to 10 kilometres of heavily modified river to a more natural condition by 2021
  • Creating or improving 12 miles of riverside access for walking, cycling and the disabled throughout the catchment

Project description

Options to improve the river habitat and flood storage within Woodcock Park are under investigation. Combined with upstream work to improve water quality, allowing more light by reducing riparian shading and removing redundant weirs will support the long term recovery of the Wealdstone Brook to benefit local wildlife and communities.

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.