The overarching aim of the project is to improve the Water Framework Directive classification of the catchment. This shall be achieved by targeting our work towards the issues highlighted from walkover surveys conducted in early 2016. Overland run-off and bank poaching were identified as the most common issues. The project will also incorporate Natural Flood Management measures within individual projects to reduce flood risk in the village.
In developing this project, the Yorkshire Dales River Trust have worked closely with South Milford Against Flooding local group. Engaging with the local community and specifically this interest group will be central to the project.