Ecology Biodiversity

Canals provide a unique wetland corridors of linear waterway usually including hedgerows and other significant  habitat 

A considerable part of the Wilts & Berks canal has been allowed to go wild since abandonment so has developed its own eco-system . Before any section is restored a habitat management plan is commissioned informed by the Biodiversity Framework which assesses the current  status of the canal corridor . In general terms the restoration plan will seek to achieve no loss and 20% biodiversity net gain for any project in line with national and local policies . The project when planning restoration will ensure no loss of habitat and ensure significant Diversity Net Gain 

Typically  when restored the canal corridor will create a range of habitats