Following the enquiry into the state of the area’s chalk streams called last year by Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces, Katie Thornburrow, a new report has been published that highlights a range of measures designed to protect local streams including Cherry Hinton Brook.
Those measures include:
- improvement of flow to the brook
- exploring longer-term options for reconnection to the main river
- maintenance of existing restored sections at Cherry Hinton Hall and near Brookfields
- feasibility study for notching the weir at Cherry Hinton Hall.
Cllr Russ McPherson, who went down with city council colleague Cllr Mark Ashton, welcomed the report: “This is great news for Cherry Hinton Brook. It’s such an important part of our local community, with its wide range of wildlife – including kingfishers and water voles – and it’s vital we protect it for future generations.”
To read the report in more detail, go to the Cambridge City Council web site.