Cove Brook is a two-mile greenway through the middle of a built-up area of Farnborough, Hampshire.
Signage and interpretation boards to be provided at Cove Brook and Blunden Hall. Signage detailing information on local flora and fauna species encourages local conservation efforts and enhances visitor experience within the natural environment.
Scrub and tree clearance adjacent to the brook over a total area of 500m2. This encourages a greater variety of habitat and lets more light into the watercourse.
Bramble removal in areas adjacent to the brook. Clearance of bramble and other scrub allows for additional wildflower planting.
Wildflower corridor creation in areas adjacent to the brook. This increases the biodiversity in the local area, as well as bettering the visual amenity.
Otter survey at Five Arches Railway Bridge. This allows for a better understanding the otter population presence and use of the Cove Brook in this area.
Simple in-stream enhancements comprising a mixture of large wood, woody/brash berms and gravel to improve in-stream habitats throughout Cove Brook. This creates areas of differing flow to provide habitat for a wider range of biodiversity.
Project support to provide third party technical specialist work particularly with regard to watercourse activities. This ensures the correct specialist advice is obtained to maximise the benefits of the environmental work.