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Woody debris installation and buffer strip creation.

This part of the brook is bordered by houses on the west bank and arable land on the right bank. The bankside could be improved and the channel has little inchannel variation.

This area would benefit from installing woody debris to create inchannel habitats and to improve the buffer strips through better management and increasing their range. The buffer strips will improve bankside habitats and reduce the impact of overland runoff, especially from the arable land.

RBD/catchment/river/tributary

River Roach Catchment

WFD water body status

Moderate

WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good Ecological status by 2027

Project type

Habitat Creation, improve water quality

Benefiting species and/or habitats

To improve inchannel and bankside habitats by installing woody debris and improving buffer strips. The buffer strips will also reduce the impact of overland runoff from the arable land.

Total area surveyed

Whole of the Prittle Brook

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