20. Scotsbridge Mill, river restoration

Aims: Improve wildlife corridors; Manage flow

Project description

The River Chess at Scotsbridge Mill suffers from a range of problems linked to when the channel was redirected to power the mill.

The elevated nature of the channel, erosion problems, lack of management and high flows led to flooding of properties in 2014. This project aims to improve the resilience, physical characteristics and habitat quality of this stretch of the Chess, enabling fish passage, reducing flood risk and improving the public green space along the river. A feasibilty and options appraisal is currently being undertaken.  It is anticipated that the preferred opion will be delivered in 2018-19.

Project lead: Herts Countryside Management Service
Project partners: Environment Agency
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.