Cone Pill

Year Implemented

2001

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

United Kingdom

Location

Severn (Gloucestershire)

Longitude

-2.5625

Latitude

51.696

Habitat(s) Created
  • Assumed around half the site is terrestrial habitat

Size

50 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Reduce Flood Protection Costs

Project Description Summary

This project involved the construction of new defence to landwards (along railway track), the original defence naturally breached through erosion soon after (knew defence was in a bad state, so built landward defence). As the new defence/road cut off the sea trout migration into Cone Pill brook, the Environment Agency installed a Self Regulating Tide gate as a fish pass, which now allows tidal exchange on the springs. Farmer is still farming/draining the land.

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