Riparian restoration plus associated habitats
Located within the Longlevens and Elmbridge Wards
Habitat creation and bio-diversity improvements are planned for several Public Open Space (POS) locations along the Horsbere Brook.
At the Barnwood Flood Storage Area we intend to compliment the great work currently undertaken by the Friends Group; we propose to develop native tree planting, expand wildflower meadows and introduce native bulbs planting areas to enhance bio-diversity and habitat.
It is planned to enhance the public open space off Liddington Road by the creation of wildflower meadow and supplemented with native tree planting. A careful maintenance regime will be put in place to ensure that the area will benefit habitat and bio-diversity, while providing a more attractive location for low-level physical activity such as walking. In this section of the Horsbere Brook we intend to create a two-stage channel and introduce natural bank protection to reduce the risk of bank collapse.
Further downstream on the Horsbere Brook is the Sandyleaze POS in Longlevens. At this location nettles have dominated the open space and it's proposed to introduce a management and planting regime to allow other species to grow creating a more diverse habitat.
In the relatively small area off Fleming Close we're proposing to introduce a wildflower meadow. As with all wildflower meadows a more sensitive maintenance scheme will be introduced to improve bio-diversity whilst engaging the public.
Design work for this location is currently underway. When ready, details will be posted on here.