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Graduated Channel Fish Passage Improvements

Announcement of intention not to prepare an environmental statement (Regulation 5 of the Environmental Impact Assessment (Land Drainage Improvement Works) Regulations 1999 as amended by SI 2005/1399 and SI 2006/618

What we're doing?

Natural Resources Wales gives notice that it proposes to carry out works to improve fish passage on the Ebbw Fach river at Blaina, NGR SO201066.

The proposed works will involve a Pool and Traverse across the channel width to enable passage upstream of the 4m wide, 150m long reinforced concrete channel and 4m wide, 40m long box culvert at this site.

Environmental impact

Natural Resources Wales considers that the improvement works are not likely to have significant effects on the environment and does not intend to prepare an environmental statement in respect of them. An Ecological Scoping Report and Water Framework Directive Preliminary Assessment have been produced.

Find out more

These documents can be obtained by writing to:

Lia Silva, Project Manager,
Natural Resources Wales,
Ty Cambria, 29 Newport Road,
Cardiff, CF24 0TP

Or e-mailing

If you have any comments send these to us by 22nd July.

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