River Restoration

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0452
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many river restoration projects have been completed since 2008?

Answer

Answer for River Restoration

Answer for River Restoration

Answered By: 
The Mayor

River restoration figures are provided to me by the Environment Agency (EA) for my London Plan Annual Monitoring Report. They provide these figures in terms of metres of river restored rather than the number of projects completed.

Since 2008 14,170 metres have been restored. The total length of river restored since 2000 (when EA began their monitoring) is 25,600 metres. Consequently, the river restoration target in the London Plan has been met ahead of schedule.