Wetlands

Current status

Landscaping and earthworks are largely complete in both wetlands, and we have completed all ditch crossings and flow control structures. Work on the scrapes in both wetlands are now complete.

Work planned

The planting works will be completed shortly. Remedial earthworks at Northwick Wetlands will begin. Both wetlands should be completed and handed over in 2023.

Outcome

The work will create a minimum of 80ha of new wetland habitats, the equivalent of 112 football pitches, to support the internationally important Severn Estuary’s bird species.

Water voles release

We released water voles onto the Hallen Marsh wetland in the spring of 2023 and we're delighted that they have happily settled in. A link to the video and full story can be found here.

Work impact notices

For information on the temporary footpath closures in this area, see here.