36. Enfield Chase Landscape Recovery

Theme: Water quality


  • Improve river function and sustainability

Project description

This project has been selected as an Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS) Landscape Recovery pilot and focuses on improving the water environment, including river restoration, wetlands and natural flood management.

It will take a catchment-based approach to promote land management practices that reduce runoff rates (slow the flow), pollution loading and habitat creation and rewilding (e.g. conservation grazing, beaver reintroduction).  Funding has already been received from the EA, Forestry Commission and GLA for early stages of the project. This includes creation of 7km of new footpaths and cycleways to enhance access and help people engage with nature, a key aim of this project.

Project lead: Enfield Council
Project partners: Defra and Environment Agency
Project start: April 2023
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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.