Direct benefits information:
Sutcliffe Park: Throughout the project there has been a Community Liaison Officer, employed by the Environment Agency, to link with the local people and particularly the local schools, youth groups and residents' groups. There are many opportunities within the park for community projects, during implimentation and following. E.g. locallised invasive species and sedimentation issues have since been spotted and acted on so not a concern.
The network of boardwalks, pathways and viewing points at Sutcliffe Park were designed to encourage access to the river and ponds, all of which were an integral part of the scheme for community and wildlife enhancements, and there has been a subsequent 73% increase in the number of visitors.
Restoration of the original route of the river will encourage a natural environment to re-establish.
The local community has had real and lasting input to the scheme and will have the opportunity to influence management of the park in the future. Working alongside the community to develop spaces has been one of the most important aspects of the scheme. And lots of people have got involved.
Ancillary benefits information:
Local people have an improved out-door environment which benefits their health and well being
Costs investment information:
This excludes consultancy fees.
Total approximately €14,700,000
Sutcliffe Park and John Roan School site: €4,700,000 to construct
Weigall Road and Eltham Palace Road: €2,600,000 to construct
Downstream of Maor park flood defences: €7,200,000
Costs operation maintenance:
There are operational and maintenance costs accociated with the scheme
Costs operational information:
Operation is required of sluices during flood conditions.
During flood events park gates to be locked and to remain locked whilst park is flooded, and warning notices to be posted at park entrances to advise the public why the park is closed.
As flood waters subside, litter picking is required of the entire flood storage area and clearing of excess debris from habitat areas and structures and clearing excess silt from all areas is required. These are all required to ensure full effective operation of the scheme during subsequent flood events. No information is provided on costs associated with this.
Costs maintenance information:
Maintenance is now undertaken by the associated Borough of the Park. For example London Borough of Greenwich for the Sutcliffe site.
Sutcliffe Park: flow control structures within the park have been designed to be maintenance free but channel widths and depths are to be maintained, with 1 visit every 10 years and Annual inspections of vegetation within channels. Similar long term managment approaches are used for the grasslands, wetlands and lake within Sutcliffe park.
Costs disposal decommissioning information:
Information on Ecosystem improved biodiversity:
Overall there is increased habitat for wildlife (water features), and Sutcliffe Park is now a local nature reserve.
Ecosystem provisioning services:
Information on Ecosystem provisioning services:
Unlikely to be a signficant effect
Information on Ecosystem water supply:
Unlikely to be a signficant effect
Ecosystem impact climate regulation:
Not relevant for the specific application
Information on Ecosystem flood control volume:
The increase in floodplain within Sutcliffe Park, and the storage capacity of the detention basin will result in reduced peak flows, as water will be slowed and contained in the upper part of the River Quaggy catchment for longer.
Ecosystem erosion control: