The Port of London Authority (PLA) will hold a consultation session at the Pier on Tuesday 20th September regarding their proposals for the improvement and environmental stewardship of Oliver’s Ait.
Oliver’s Ait is a heavily wooded island that the PLA owns located just upriver of Kew rail bridge and opposite Strand on the Green.
The consultation will take the form of a drop-in session, starting at 2.00 pm and continuing until 8.00 pm on Tuesday, 20 September. It will be held in the meeting hall at Chiswick Pier, The Pier House, Corney Reach Way, London, W4 2UG.
Plans covering the principal elements of the proposed works will be available:
These plans have been developed over the last eight months and are based on surveys of the physical condition of habitat on the Ait. Groups working on these studies included the PLA’s civil engineering team, PLA’s environment team, London Wildlife Trust, and tree experts Bartlett’s who undertook the management for the PLA owned tow path between Beverley Brook and Kew.
Each group visited and assessed the site as they developed their understanding of the Ait and planned the work that needs to be done. Representatives of the organisations will be on hand at the consultation session to discuss the plans, answer any questions and take your suggestions.
The PLA will finalise the plans for the various works on the Ait after this September consultation session. The first works on site will commence with tree works during the autumn.