The River Brett is a tributary of the River Stour and in September 2014 part of the river was restored in 2 sites, Shelley and Layham with a total of 1km being restored.

This project involved re-profiling the banks (which has been historically over-widened and over deepened), creating gravel riffles, deepening pools, creating berms and installing log flow deflectors.

The project was designed by the Environment Agency Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology specialists and installed by the Environment Agency Field Teams. Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project Officers managed the project, ensuring relevant permissions and landowner agreements were in place.

This project cost a total of £12,000.

Website key stakeholders:

Environment Agency logo      Essex Wildlife Trust logo           

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