The Avenue, Erosion Control & Habitat Creation Within SuDS on Old Contaminated Land

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Balancing ponds for the SuDS at the Avenue

Developing SuDS as part of a remediation package

The old coking works at The Avenue, Wingerford, near Chesterfield in Derbyshire is being remediated and repurposed into a mix of public green space, housing and business parks.

The site requires around 100 hectares of heavily contaminated soil to be depolluted.

70 hectares will be made up of recreational and sustainable green space. The remaining 30 hectares will be developed and requires substantial surface drainage systems to be implemented.

Salix have been appointed as specialist contractors by the VSD Avenue Consortium to create habitat and erosion control within the Sustainable urban Development System (SuDS).

We have developed a number of successful SuDS projects over the years and are specialists at creating stunning wildlife habitats as an integral part of the remediation and ecological management process.

2000 metres of treatment ditches and 4 balancing ponds will take the grey water, managing the flow rate and turbidity through native wetlands plants.

Please note that the Coir Rolls in these photos have been placed at the typical envisaged water level and will be watered until this is reached.

Balancing ponds for SuDS at The AvenueBalancing ponds for the SuDS at the AvenueBalancing ponds will help regulate the flow and turbidity of the surface waterEronet c125 will ensure that the soil behind the Coir Rolls and Pallets does not get washed away whilst plants establishEronet c125 will ensure that the soil behind the Coir Rolls and Pallets does not get washed away whilst plants establishSuDS at The Avenue with Coir Rolls placed at anticipated water height.Eronet C125 Erosion Blanket protect the soils from erosion, whilst the faggots will also act to protect the banks from scour and erosionEronet C125 Erosion Blanket protect the soils from erosion, whilst the pre planted Coir Rolls will also act to protect the banks from scour and erosionEronet C125 Erosion Blanket protect the soils from erosion, whilst the faggots will also act to protect the banks from scour and erosionEronet C125 Erosion Blanket lines the SuDS channels to protect the soils from erosionBalancing ponds will regulate the flow through the SuDS system. The Eronet C125 Erosion Blanket greens up and the natural vegetation will form part of the erosion control.
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Balancing ponds will regulate the flow through the SuDS system. The Eronet C125 Erosion Blanket greens up and the natural vegetation will form part of the erosion control.

Our pre-planted Coir Pallets, pre-planted Coir Rolls and Eronet C125 erosion control blanket will be used to alleviate erosion on the banks and the water’s edge. This will allow sustainable establishment of the native wetland plants, in turn providing essential water quality management. Water can then be released back into the water course and the beautiful, newly created habitat will also provide a lovely amenity.