29. Habitat enhancement at Frogmore Hall

Themes: Water Quality, Habitats and Wildlife; People

Objectives:

  • That whatever the flow level, the river and its associated habitats, including banks and floodplains, are managed to support chalk stream species
  • To increase the attractiveness, visibility and public access, to enable people to appreciate the river (commensurate with managing and protecting sensitive habitats and species)
  • To increase the public's appreciation of the unique chalk stream environment and their participation in its conservation

Project description

This is a potential habitat enhancement project at Frogmore Hall, just downstream of Whitehall pumping station.

The river at this point is overshaded.  Affinity Water are leading a potential enhancement project and plan undertake some tree work to open up the river.  The residents of Frogmore Hall are then going to do some marginal planting and hand clearance of the terrestrial vegetation. Before any of this can be done, an ecological survey will be carried out. If, as is possible, any protected species are present (e.g. Roman snails and water voles), then their protection will be included in the restoration plan.

Project lead: Affinity Water
Project partners: Frogmore Hall residents
Funding source: Affinity Water
Project start: Spring 2015
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This project is part of the Revitalising Chalk Rivers initiative

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