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Marshland wins vote

Fri 26 June 2015, 2:40 pm

An under-used Harrow wetland is to receive funding to improve it as an environment for more diverse wildlife, plants, habitat and ecology. The Stanmore Marsh Restoration scheme will receive £175,000 from the London mayor’s Big Green Fund II, following a London-wide online vote for the proposals.

The project will see over four hectares transformed into a more attractive space, with new nature trails and woodland walks. The investment will also help to prevent flooding across London through the creation of 3,000sq m of wetlands as a natural water storage area.

Councillor Keith Ferry, portfolio holder for business, planning and regeneration, said: “We are delighted to have been successful in our application for funding to redevelop Stanmore Marsh. This will make it possible for us to restore the historic marshlands in Harrow. We hope to have it open by the end of next year.”


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