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River Chelmer (Langford)

The Eel Regulation Compliance project at the River Chelmer in Langford is for installation of eel friendly screening equipment at our abstraction point on the river. The work is driven by the need for Essex & Suffolk Water to comply with the Eels Regulations (2009) and will improve the biodiversity value in the river Chelmer.

Update by Nicola Wigington

We're starting to set up the working part of the site near to the river now so you'll soon start to see some new fences being put up and the footpath diversion will shortly be in place. Because we'll be using a crane to lift the screens and associated framework over the current footpath and into the river we need to close the existing footpath to keep everyone safe. Look out for the footpath closure signs and follow the diversion route. When we have large vehicles moving to and from the site you may be asked to wait a few moments for the vehicles to manouevre safely. Please respect the site fencing, signage and instructions of our team for your own safety.

There is a simple diagram attached to this update indicating the approximate locations of the footpath closure and of the diversion route.  Please click on the picture to see a larger version.

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