Medway Action Plan

To achieve our shared Vision for the Medway, the Partnership have created a Catchment Plan which you can explore below. This plan outlines the Aims, Objectives and Actions required to achieve our shared Vision, restoring the River Medway and all its tributaries back to health. 

Our Aims:

  1. The river should support a mosaic of habitats with high biodiversity value
  2. To have an appropriate self-sustaining fish population
  3. To restore the river to a more naturally functioning watercourse
  4. To improve water quality
  5. To develop sustainable water management within the catchment
  6. To have communities that enjoy, engage with and protect the river

Explore the map and table below to find out more. 

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The river should support a mosaic of habitats with high biodiversity value
Eradicate and control Invasive non-native flora
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Delivery of a three year Invasive Non-Native Species programme across the Medway catchment. Beult Proposed 0 View
Develop a network of volunteers to monitor Invasive Non-Native Species. Beult Proposed 0 View
Improve condition and biodiversity of riparian areas
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Identify locations for riparian habitat creation in partnership with landowners Beult Proposed 0 View
Develop a monitoring programme for restoration projects Beult Proposed 0 View
Educate landowners on riparian habitats and water quality Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
To have an appropriate self-sustaining fish population
Address fish passage so fish can access appropriate habitats
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Research alternatives to sluice board and water management Beult Proposed 0 View
Investigate options for improved water management techniques Beult Proposed 0 View
Creation of fish passage at Dairyhouse Weir Teise Completed 0 View
Develop fish passage projects within the Teise Teise Active 0 View
Create fish passage at Gatehouse weir Teise Completed 0 View
Create fish passage at New Lodge Weir Teise Completed 0 View
Develop a habitat improvement and fish passage project at Leeds Castle Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Improve fish passage within the Tudeley Brook sub-catchment Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Investigate options for fish passage at Palace Avenue weir Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Investigate Fish passage options on the River Bourne at Hadlow Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Understand the current and potential fish population
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Investigate fish populations within the River Bourne Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Raise awareness of pollution sources Beult Proposed 0 View
Improve fish passage at Harpers Weir Teise Completed 0 View
Habitat enhancement on the River Teise Teise 0 View
To restore the river to a more naturally functioning watercourse
Enhance river hydromorphology and biodiversity
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Delivery of river restoration on the Hammer Stream Beult 0 View
Review the River Beult Water Level Management Plan Beult Proposed 0 View
Add woody debris and berm deflector to increase flow diversity at Bayham L'Eglise. Teise Completed 0 View
Restore habitat at Harpers Weir Teise Completed 0 View
Adjustment to flow regimes from Bewl water Teise 0 View
Habitat restoration on the River Bewl Teise 0 View

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Catchment wide actions

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To restore the river to a more naturally functioning watercourse
Enhance river hydromorphology and biodiversity
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Delivery of river restoration on the Hammer Stream Beult View
Review the River Beult Water Level Management Plan Beult Proposed View
Environment Agency and Natural England have produced a draft SSSI restoration plan for the river between Steven's bridge to Bell Lane. Beult Planned View
Address over abstraction
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Raise awareness of sustainable water use by agriculture industry Middle Medway Proposed View
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Lower Medway, Upper Medway View
Mapping of sediment sources and flow pathways Middle Medway Proposed View
Habitat restoration to help achieve Good Ecological Potential in the Hammer Stream Beult Proposed View
Lower Medway, Upper Medway View
The river should support a mosaic of habitats with high biodiversity value
Improve condition and biodiversity of riparian areas
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Educate landowners on riparian habitats and water quality Middle Medway Proposed View
To have an appropriate self-sustaining fish population
Address fish passage so fish can access appropriate habitats
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Develop a habitat improvement and fish passage project at Leeds Castle Middle Medway Proposed View

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