2. Twineham Weirs (ARPHA)

Themes: Fisheries; Natural rivers


  • 2. All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified.
  • 10. Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment.

Project description

Three of the 12 priority sites for appraisal and improvements in the Adur Restoration of Physical Habitats (ARPHA) strategy. 

There are three weirs at Twineham Place Farm, all of which present a considerable barrier to fish passage upstream. Working collaboratively with the land-owner, the objective at this site is to remve all three structures – Twineham tilting gate, Twineham penstock and Rakes Barn – and re-profile the adjacent river banks. This will bring renaturalise the river and it's flow and bring significant benefits to habitat diversity and fish populations.

Click on project 1 at the bottom of the project map for more information about ARPHA.

Project type: River restoration
WFD status: Poor
WFD overall status objective: Good
Benefiting species/habitats: Fish, in-channel and marginal aquatic flora and fauna
Total area covered by project: Adur East
Project lead: Environment Agency
Project partners: OART
Funding source: Environment Agency
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Project start: July 2014
Project end: October 2014

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.