River bank restoration plans

We recently received the following from Guy Belcher the Nature Conservation Officer at Cambridge City Council

Plans for the river bank restoration are progressing well. See the drawing for the proposed works (Click to see the Proposed Plan) which are scheduled to begin in February 2014 and run through to the end of March. These works concentrate on the stretch prioritised for replacement, they do not impact upon the existing site moorings. 

The existing concrete piling has come to the end of its serviceability life and will be replaced with a naturally engineered solution to stabilise the bank and increase habitat value along the river. Please note a temporary stock fence will be required in the first growing season to enable the native marginal vegetation to establish. This will be removed by March 2015 at the latest. These restorative and temporary works are considered as permitted development under the Common S38 consent process. We have applied for the necessary Environment Agency and Cam Conservators consents. No trees will be lost as part of the scheme, but two willows adjacent to the bank are proposed for re-pollarding.

Should anyone require additional information please refer them to parks@cambridge.gov.uk

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