A £3m project which includes £1m Getting Building Fund will see the construction of up to eight integrated wetlands to provide natural filtration downstream of existing wastewater treatment works to significantly improve water quality and address the failing levels of phosphate in the River Lugg catchment area as part of the Wye Special Area of Conservation.
The wetlands will provide a community asset for conservation, health and wellbeing and importantly, provide the scientific certainty required to lift the moratorium on a high number of planning applications to enable the development of over 1,385 houses currently on hold as a result of phosphate build up, preventing significant economic activity, jobs and growth in Herefordshire.
The project also includes the re-wilding of agricultural land in the River Lugg catchment area to reduce the levels of diffuse phosphate land trough the existing activity.
The project will create 500 new jobs and enable the development of 1,385 houses on hold once the moratorium is lifted.
£1million Getting Building Fund investment
Will create 500 new jobs
Aims to unlock the development of 1,385 new homes