Cotehele Intertidal Habitat Project Begins

Bailey Partnership

Work has started on the Cotehele site to convert old Victorian farmland into a valuable intertidal habitat.

The creation of a new creek network and earth embankment at The National Trust site will allow tidal waters onto the site which will, over the course of several years, create a rich and diverse environment.  

It is hoped by turning it back to wetland the habitat will attract wildlife and could also help lock carbon in the mud and trap sediment to clean the river.

The existing river bank was created by Victorian engineers nearly 200 years ago in order to reclaim land for farming, so it is quite fitting it is being allowed to be reclaimed back by nature.

Bailey Partnership has worked closely with The National Trust and Environment Agency to obtain planning permission for this important conservation project which has even featured in the national press this week.

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