Planning permission for the re-streaming works was granted on 10th August and an on-site meeting attended by approximately 15 residents and chaired by Chris Daykin of BPC and SDNPA ranger Charles Winchester took place on Friday evening 12th August. Some residents voiced their opposition to the plans but many were interested to hear Charles explain the proposals in detail.
The following Tuesday, the contractor commenced work with Charles Winchester and Andy Thomas of the Wild Trout Trust in attendance, and carrying out some of the work such as placing of hazel faggots to prevent erosion of the new stream banks.
The engineering work was completed on Friday last. This week will see South Downs National Park volunteers planting the stream edges with aquatic plants to stabilise the ground and help to prevent the areas that have been cleared by the works being colonised by weeds.