River Restoration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5823
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide an update on the progress of river restoration efforts in order prevent future flooding?

Answer

Answer for River Restoration

Answer for River Restoration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The first round of my Big Green Fund supported river restoration projects in Mayesbrook Park (Barking & Dagenham), Lordship Recreation Ground (Haringey), Wandle Park (Croydon) and Poulter Park (Sutton).

The second round of Big Green Fund applications are currently being assessed by my officers. River restoration is one of the assessment criteria. I will update you on which projects I will be supporting once these have been confirmed.

These complement projects being delivered by the Environment Agency and the Boroughs including, for example, further works to restore the River Quaggy as part of the ongoing regeneration of Lewisham Town Centre.