Duke of Northumberland's River improvement works
What is happening?
The London Wildlife Trust and The London Borough of Hounslow are working in partnership to improve the Duke of Northumberland’s River for wildlife and local people.
A small aquatic shelf will be installed along the western bank on the river which will be planted with a beautiful array of aquatic plant life.
Wooden deflectors will be installed to give the river a natural appearance and to prevent the build up of silt in the watercourse
The improvement works will provide a perfect habitat for a range of wildlife including fish, waterfowl, water voles and invertebrates such as damselflies.
The project will improve the aesthetics of Riverside Walk by turning the heavily engineered river channel into a stunning natural feature.
When will the works take place?
The project will take place 19 February to 9 March 2018
How will they affect the area?
Riverside Walk footpath will be closed in 100 metre sections whilst work takes place. You will still be able to access the river.
Up to 6 parking space will be temporarily closed on Riverside Walk to allow for the storage of the contractors machinery and construction materials.
What about the risk of flooding?
The works will not increase the risk of flooding, all the works have been approved by the Environment Agency.
Water levels in the Duke’s river are artificially controlled and have been set at a level to ensure the river will not flood.