Chris Uttley, Rural SuDS Project Officer at Stroud District Council  has published a series of six case studies that illustrate the natural flood management work being undertaking in the catchment of the Stroud River Frome in Gloucestershire.  They have worked with a wide range of farmers, private land owners, woodland owners and partners to install over 280 different structures on 18km of headwater stream.

Approximately 21% of the catchment area now discharges through natural flood management features located primarily in the headwaters.

The case studies are a selection of the work sites in the Stroud Frome catchment were chosen to be representative of private & NGO ownership.  They are a mixture of woodland & farmland and different techniques and construction processes.  They describe the Natural flood Management works, the reasons for them, how they were carried out and by whom and the consents required and the indicative costs.

All make very interesting reading.  Please click on the links below.

Case Study 1 – Snows-farm-nature-reserve

Case Study 2 – buckholt-and-cranham-woods

Case Study 3 – workmans-wood

Case Study 4 – wick-street-farm

Case Study 5 – overtown-farm

Case Study 6 – miserden-estate