ALKBOROUGH FLATS

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Alkborough Tidal Defence Scheme

Country

England

Current land designations

NNR in the future.

Specific location

South bank of the Humber estuary, at the confluence with the River Trent and River Ouse in North Lincolnshire.

Year rewilding started

2006

Grid reference

SE865225

Location

Latitude: Longitude:

Altitude

0 m

Project Management

Ownership: EN, EA and Associated British Ports

Management: The project is being managed by the Environment Agency for its 5-year duration

Area under rewilding (hectares)

440 ha

Project funding

10.2 million, with the funding coming from  DEFRA, Yorkshire Forward, the European Union (via the Interreg programme), English Nature and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Project partners -Environment Agency, English Nature, and North Lincolnshire Council.

Rewilding methods

Preparatory clearance work in January 2005 for new access tracks and demolition of derelict buildings on site. First phase included construction of new channels to allow water to flow around the site and a large freshwater reedbed at the southern end. The second phase, a managed coastal realignment through breaching existing flood embankment in October 2006.

Habitats present

New intertidal and freshwater habitat - reedbeds and salt marsh, mud flat and grazing marsh.

Target species

 

Species reintroductions

None.

Access to the area

Access for walkers and cyclists will be extended as part of the overall site delivery

Links to further information

The Alkborough Flats Tidal Defence Scheme
www.environment-agency.gov.uk/regions/midlands/567079/567090/893833/894284/1478216/

Coastal Futures - supporting communities through coastal change www.coastalfutures.org.uk

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