Phase 3 Projects
In this phase, we have over 30 projects and over £6 million being invested into improving our rivers. Our projects are particularly ambitious, highly scalable, and build from previous successes and lessons learned.
Our approach to planning has maximised the collaborative nature of teams, and will deliver the best projects to meet our objectives, improve the water environment and provide multiple benefits for the wider environment across the North West River Basin District.
We have successfully enabled five organisations (each with their own organisational remits and drivers) to work together in a truly collaborative way.
We have built relationships, built trust and respect, and acknowledged our differences. This has resulted in us finding innovative solutions around individual constraints and limitations, including human resources, policies, finance and procurement.
River restoration and redressing physical modification: Redress physical modifications by linking with built / industrial heritage management
Background The watercourses of the NW River Basin District, and especially those in Greater Manchester, have been heavily modified since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Many historic structures, created for now redundant industrial processes, present barriers to natural heritage protection and EU Water Framework Directive compliance. These issues are…