River Chelmer

This section of the Chelmer has been notably straightened, but the old meander on this stretch is still evident and retains some water. A potential project to reinstate this natural feature has been identified. 

The outcome of this project would be 100m of back channel reinstated and additional bankside habitat created along this stretch.

For more information about this project, or if you would be interested in getting involved please contact Essex Wildlife Trust.


River Chelmer

WFD water body status


Project lead

Essex Wildlife Trust/Essex Biodiversity Project

Contact for more information

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Project partners

Environment Agency

Funding source

Catchment Restoration Fund

Website key stakeholders:

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Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting based on an original concept by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust