The Water Framework Directive is a piece of European legislation that states that all UK waterbodies (rivers, lakes, seas) must be in ‘good ecological status’ by 2027.


Current WFD Waterbody Classifications for Ash Catchment taken from Catchment Data Explorer
Waterbody  Overall Waterbody Classification  Reasons for Failure  Hydromorphological Supporting Elements  Supporting Elements (Surface Water)
 Ash (from Meesden to confluence with Bury Green Brook)    Moderate  Dissolved Oxygen (Poor)   Hydrological Regime  Does Not Support Good Not Assessed
Morphology  Supports Good
 Ash (from confluence with Bury Brook to Lee) Moderate  Fish (Moderate)   Hydrological Regime Does Not Support Good Not Assessed
Morphology Supports Good

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.