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March Conference - Presentation - EN

N86 | Ponds & Small Water Restoration

Overview Summary Objectives Outcomes Partners

Lead Partner Norfolk County Council
Contact Person Graham King
Position within organisation: Countryside Manager
Telephone number : 00 44 1603 222762
Fax number : 00 44 1603 223219
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Action
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 3.1.
Total eligible cost (€)
Summary Top
Ponds, small areas of water which were often man-made, used to be widespread in the landscapes of many parts of the programme area. Used mainly as drinking places for stock they were spread across agricultural land, in the centre of villages and also as moats around houses in some areas. They were of great importance for the widespread distribution of small scale wetland habitats and added much visual interest in the detail of the countryside. They were of special interest to children who learned much about wildlife from them. With the decline of draught animals especially, but also because of the changed management of all livestock, many ponds have been filled in or have otherwise lost much of their value through neglect. The intention is to work with village communities and farmers to restore and recreate ponds and other small water areas.
Objectives Top
To recreate small water bodies widely distributed across the countryside for biodiversity and visual interest.
Outcomes Top
Improved biodiversity interest of small water features.
Partners Top
cities&regions transport&it water&flood risks nature&heritage seas&ports