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 Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) programme across the Medway catchment. Beult Active 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
To develop sustainable water management within the catchment
Develop an Ecosystems services model for improved aquifer recharge
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
PROWATER - Investigate options for improving water resource provision through landscape management Beult Active 0 View
PROWATER - Investigate options for improving water resource provision through landscape management Beult Planned 0 View
Reduce the impact of flooding
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Scope priority sub-catchments to implement NFM (Natural Flood Management) to manage flood risk more effectively throughout the catchment and build on the success of the Medway NFM project (2018-2021). Proposed 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 Completed 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 Completed 0 View
Implement SSSI restoration plan for the river between Steven's bridge to Bell Lane. Beult Planned 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
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
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
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
Improve fish passage at Harpers Weir by removal of redundant structure Teise Completed 0 View
Habitat enhancement on the River Teise below Woodfall's weir to Medway confluence Teise 0 View
Habitat restoration to help achieve Good Ecological Potential in the Hammer Stream Beult Completed 0 View
To improve water quality
Improve awareness and understanding of water quality
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Promote best practice farming approaches Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Raise awareness of point source pollution from domestic and small scale sources Middle Medway Proposed 0 View
Tackling Diffuse Pollution
Action Sub catchment Partners Status Activities
Deliver silt trap and wetland treatment train in Dobb's Field to address sediment and nutrient loading of pond from upstream catchment, following South East Rivers Trust investigation and outline design report, to address the 'un-favourable' - no change state of this SSSI. Eden Active 0 View

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Catchment wide actions

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The river should support a mosaic of habitats with high biodiversity value
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Trial natural capital mapping to target and scope interventions to improve catchment health. Beult Active View
Develop a network of volunteers to monitor Invasive Non-Native Species. Beult Proposed View
To develop sustainable water management within the catchment
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Natural flood management at Reeds Farm to reduce flood risk downstream and offer additional benefits. Middle Medway Completed View
PROWATER - Investigate options for improving water resource provision through landscape management Beult Active View
Natural flood management at Capel to reduce flood risk at Capel and further downstream. Middle Medway Active View
To have communities that enjoy, engage with and protect the river
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Offer events and provide educational content on rivers to local people to increase their engagement with their local river and improve their awareness of the most important issues facing water management and the River Medway: www.formedway.org Upper Medway Active View
To restore the river to a more naturally functioning watercourse
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Delivery of river restoration on the Hammer Stream Beult Completed View
Work up designs, secure permissions and deliver improvement works that address the Reasons for Not Achieving Good status on the Water Framework Directive for this waterbody.  Upper Medway Active View
To improve water quality
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Deliver silt trap and wetland treatment train in Dobb's Field to address sediment and nutrient loading of pond from upstream catchment, following South East Rivers Trust investigation and outline design report, to address the 'un-favourable' - no change state of this SSSI. Eden Active View
Action Sub catchment Partners Status
Habitat restoration to help achieve Good Ecological Potential in the Hammer Stream Beult Completed View

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