Reconnecting floodplains….

On the 5th September, we’ll be starting a project in the village of Staveley on the River Kent.

The project aims to remove 800m of embankment which currently holds the river back away from the floodplain. This work will not only improve the river habitat by reducing scour on the river bed and gravels (therefore maintaining good fish spawning gravels) but it will allow flood waters to more easily spread across the floodplain and hopefully protect properties in the village from flooding.