7. Pincey Brook restoration

Themes: Quality; Habitats and wildlife


  • To achieve water quality that is good enough to support a healthy aquatic ecology
  • To maintain and enhance the river's natural habitats and wildlife

Project description

This project aims to restore the Pincey Brook by dealing with the problems of water quality, siltation and heavy overshading.


The Pincey Brook suffers from a number of problems, includeing pollution, siltation and overshading.  This project has identified a number of actions:

  • The rigorous monitoring of pollution inputs
  • Opening up the channel by removing scrub and encroaching in-channel vegetation
  • Removing the weir at Down Hall (to reduce siltation upstream, and increase fish passage)
  • Encourage buffer strips along whole length, to intercept pollutants in run-off, and to enhance habitat
  • To restore the balancing ponds at Takeley & Hatfield Heath treatment works
Grid reference: TL490126
Project end: 2015
Contact for more information: Bob Reed
Pincey Brook restoration

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.