Essex Rivers Hub

There is a grass bank between the river and Sutton Road. The grass bank slopes down to the road and during the survey water had pooled at the bottom and the ground was very wet and boggy in places. Currently the area is managed by cutting the grass regularly and kept as short grass.

This management could be changed and the area developed so that a wetland area is allowed to develop with affective drainage and sufficient vegetation to ensure the road doesn't flood.


River Roach Catchment

WFD water body status


WFD overall status objective

To achieve Good Ecological status by 2027

Project type

Wetland Creation

Benefiting species and/or habitats

Developing this area, that naturally floods, into a wetland type habitat will increase biodiversity and help alleviate flooding on Sutton Road.

Total area covered by project

Sutton Road, Rochford

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