The scheme has been given a boost thanks to a £150,000 donation from Highways England which will fund an environmental feasibility study that is already under way to develop, plan and cost a five-year plan for the exciting Stafford Brooks Project.
In partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Highways England, Stafford Borough Council and the Environment Agency the project will make vast improvements to habitats surrounding the Sow and Penk Rivers. 25 sites will be identified which can be improved for biodiversity, flood mitigation and water quality. Action will then be taken to help join up some sites so habitats are more resilient and wildlife less isolated.
The scheme that will restore and create new habitats across sites including Doxey Marshes, Kingsmead Marsh and Radford Meadows supports the launch of the Trusts recent appeal, 30 by 30 which aims to have 30% of the county put aside for nature’s recovery by 2030.