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River Eye SSSI: Strategic Restoration Plan (NECR183)

The River Eye between Stapleford and Melton Mowbray is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because it is an exceptional example of a semi-natural lowland river, which is rare in the UK. The river supports a range of excellent habitats for plants, invertebrates, fish, birds and mammals. However, some of these habitats are not as good as they could be, as a result of siltation, changes to the river channel and the presence of structures such as weirs. Addressing these issues would allow the River Eye SSSI to support improved habitats whilst favourably adapting to climate change.

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NECR183 edition 1 - River Eye SSSI: Strategic Restoration Plan, PDF, 3.8 MB 2015/07/14

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River Eye SSSI: Strategic Restoration Plan - Technical Report (NECR184)