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Bank Stabilisation

Client: Gloucester City Council

Location: Armscroft Park

Service: Erosion Control

Project Outline:

The land adjacent to the brook in Armscroft Park was being eroded and threatening to undermine a footpath. JPR were brought to add some stabilisation to the bank.

Bank Stabilisation using willow spiling

Gloucester City Council engaged JPR to come up with an erosion control solution. The area was inaccessible with heavy machinery so the project could not involve hard landscaping. We decided that willow spiling would be the most suitable and cost-effective method of erosion control.

Because of the height and severity of the undercutting, we installed live willow spiling over two tiers, rising up to a maximum of 0.5m on each tier. The bank was re-graded to around 45 degrees and the toe of the bank was protected underwater with stone. Post and rail protective fencing was replaced as necessary. 

Cost-effective solution: 

The bank has been strengthened and the under-cutting problem eliminated. The footpath is now safe from being eroded and falling into the brook. The solution is attractive and cost a fraction of a hard landscaping solution, which would have been difficult on this inaccessible site.

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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