Essex Rivers Hub

Improve banks within the urban area

This part of the channel flows through an urban area so the channel has been straghtened and concrete reinforced to reduce the risk of flooding near housing.

This area should be assessed to see if any reinforcement could be reduced so that natural banks and channel can be restored so that the biodiversity of this section of river can be improved.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Blackwater

WFD water body status

Poor

WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good ecological status by 2027

Project type

Habitat improvement

Benefiting species and/or habitats

By reducing reinforcement, the biodiversity of the channel would dramatically be increased.

Total area surveyed

All accessible areas of the Blackwater

Contact for more information

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Funding source

None at present

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo            Essex Biodiversity Project logo

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust