Views wanted on River Till restoration plan
FOLLOWING a well-attended meeting with farmers, landowners and members of local communities at the end of October, to discuss the development of a restoration strategy for the River Till SSSI/SAC, the Tweed Forum has now completed a draft strategy for consultation.
The Till and its tributaries are potentially amongst the best rivers of their type in the UK and they are designated as important conservation sites (Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation) under the EU Habitats Directive.
But they are not in prime condition. Improvements are needed so that typical habitats can be restored and the full range of species can thrive.
Of course, the river system is also vitally important because it drains the farmland in the Till catchment, which is at the core of the local economy.
So any restoration improvements need to involve farmers and landowners and must strike a balance with their needs.
Also, importantly, actions must not adversely affect flood risks to local residents.
The draft ‘unpolished’ version of this strategy is now available for comment by anyone who is interested.
It is accessible via the projects section of the Tweed Forum website http://www.tweedforum.org
There is also a feedback form to use for any comments you want to make, by the end of January.
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