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Meadow Restoration

Client: Private Individual

Location: Barford

Service: Wetland Creation

Project Outline:

The clients wanted to make their land to qualify for HLS funding so JPR were brought in to consult on the best practices.

Meadow Restoration – Wetland Design & Construction – Barford

An element of the enhancements the clients wanted to make to their land to qualify for HLS funding was the restoration of medieval water meadows to ensure that they regularly flooded during the winter and spring. The aim was to encourage waders particularly Snipe to use the fields in the winter months. 

Services Provided: 

JPR Environmental undertook a topographical, habitat and species survey and wrote a management plan for the two principal water meadows on the farm. This project focused on the East Meadows and was designed to create a flow of water around the meadow by clearing the ditch that lay at the north of the site and restoring and replacing the inlet sluices along the length of the ditch. To do this a proportion of the hedgerow had to be thinned to allow access and the ditch scraped by excavator.

We installed one new inlet onto the fields and constructed a dam near the end of the irrigation system on the field to retain the water on the field to a certain level. The dam was constructed to a design that would allow any fish that enters the new system to escape back into the adjoining River Nadder through the over topping weir. A new pipe was installed at the beginning of the system to set the high water level mark above which excess water flowed directly back into the river from the feeder ditch.

Services at JPR Environmental


We are experienced at creating well formed ecosystems with an aim of increasing biodiversity in an area.


We use multiply different methods for bank reconstruction and protection depending on project.


One of our core services involves designing, creating and maintaining wetland pond, lakes and reservoirs.


Enhancements is understanding that a location can house an environment and implementing it.


Desilting is the process of removing  silt, sludge and other materials that have deposited in the watercourse over time


Water treatment includes using reeds as part of the process in treating waste water and improving water treatment.

Habitat Creation

Erosion Control

Wetland Creation

Habitat Restoration


Water Treatment

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