Case study:Cuckolds Haven Nature Area

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Location: 51° 31' 45", 0° 4' 34"
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Project overview

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Status Complete
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Themes Habitat and biodiversity, Social benefits, Urban
Country England
Main contact forename Toni
Main contact surname Scarr
Main contact user ID User:Ascarr
Contact organisation Environment Agency
Contact organisation web site http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk
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Parent multi-site project

Case_study:Lower River Roding Regeneration Project

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Project summary

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Previous site use/issues

  • Nature area owned by LB Newham (little known/used by local people)
  • No access for wheelchairs
  • Limited access points adding to ‘fear of crime’
  • Ecologically and historically valuable site but no information for site users reed buting have been seen in the reeds adjacent to the site
  • Lack of seating areas within site for users/local school groups

Monitoring surveys and results

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Enhancements

  • Enhanced planting within site including black poplars
  • Creation of riverside seating/viewing area
  • Provision of site wildlife and historical information boards
  • New wheelchair friendly site entrance and access route
  • Interpretation boards installed by just ecology

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Catchment and subcatchment

Catchment

River basin district Thames
River basin London

Subcatchment

River name Thames Middle
Area category Less than 10 km²
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Dominant geology
Ecoregion Great Britain
Dominant land cover Urban
Waterbody ID GB530603911402



Other case studies in this subcatchment: Barking Creek near A13, Barking Creekmouth, Chambers Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, Lower River Roding Regeneration Project, Mill Pool, Saving Chiswick Eyot, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter


Site

Name Cuckold's Haven
WFD water body codes GB530603911402
WFD (national) typology Intertidal
WFD water body name THAMES MIDDLE
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Heavily modified water body Yes
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Protected species present No
Invasive species present No
Species of interest black poplar
Dominant hydrology Tidal
Dominant substrate Estuarine mud
River corridor land use Urban
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Project background

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Project started 2004/10/01
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Project completed 2006/03/31
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Funding sources Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s (now DCLG) Sustainable Communities Fund

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Reasons for river restoration

Mitigation of a pressure Riparian development
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Other reasons for the project reduce the fear of crime


Measures

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Floodplain / River corridor Riparian planting
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Social measures (incl. engagement) Viewing platform, Wheelchair access, Interpretation boards
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