It's full steam ahead to the next stage of the River Peffery restoration and natural flood management project after topographical surveying - funded by the Pebble Trust - confirmed that the project is feasible.
This project, managed by Lockett Agri-Environmental, aims to reconnect a stretch of the River Peffery to its original floodplain. A number of social and ecological benefits are expected to arise from this project, including:
- Reduced flood risk downstream
- Increased habitat connectivity, diversity and quality
- Restoring a source of nature to be enjoyed by the local community
The funding was used to conduct an initial topographic survey of the channel and its floodplain. The resulting assessment confirmed that the hydromorphology and topography on the site means the project is entirely feasible.
The successful survey allows the Peffery Restoration Project to move forward to the next stage - submitting a funding application to the Biodiversity Challenge Fund. We wish them every success in securing larger scale funding for this exciting project.
Find out more about this and other work carried out by Lockett Agri-Environmental, a leading provider of conservation advice in Scotland, on their website.