Case Study - Church Marshes

Church Marshes Country Park

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Groundwork Kent & Medway, in partnership with, and on behalf of Swale Borough Council, (and in a rare private partnership with Rural Arisings Ltd) have been working on a long-term project to regenerate a former landfill site in Sittingbourne to create a unique Country Park, now known as Church Marshes.

Groundwork's involvement commenced in May 2001 and the work looks set to be completed by 2011. The project is taking place over eight phases, and incorporates the following elements;

  • Wildlife Conservation Works
  • Dealing with the Contamination and Landfill Gases
  • Planting of trees, scrubs, pond-side and meadow plants
  • Construction of paths, picnic/play areas, etc

Project ecologist, Kevin Morgan (Naturalist and Environmental Consultant with expert knowledge of reptiles and amphibians) will ensure that the interests of wildlife, in particular the Great Crested Newt, the Shrill Carder Bee and other protected species, are looked after throughout the duration of the works and into the future.

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Aerial photo

Church Marshes Country Park

Construction work in progress

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Newly planted tress with construction work in background

Church Marshes Country Park

New pathways and seating

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