29. Habitat enhancement at Frogmore Hall
Themes: Water Quality, Habitats and Wildlife; People
- 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
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.