Assumed around half the site is terrestrial habitat
Reduce Flood Protection Costs
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.