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As well as providing a show-ground and convenient location for the various venues, it was always the intention to create a permanent new regional park for the large-scale redevelopment in this area of east London. The creation of the QEOP provided an opportunity to decontaminate the soils and restore more natural river banks to the River Lea. Large numbers of trees were planted, along with wetland features, swales and new pedestrian and cycling routes.
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A condition of the planning permission granted for the Games and Legacy, was a Biodiversity Action Plan BAP , which set targets for the creation of wildlife habitat in all development within and around the Park. One effect of the BAP was that biodiverse extensive green roofs were, and continue to be, created so that the target for creating habitat to mitigate for the loss of brownfield habitat can be met. Sutcliffe Park was originally a conventional landscape of amenity grassland with the River Quaggy running beneath the park in a concrete culvert.
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In the early s, the park was remodelled, restoring the river as meandering stream through the central area of the park. The land was also graded to allow the river to flood across the park in times of heavy rainfall.
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Ecosystem Services Come to Town: Greening Cities by Working with Nature
Availability Usually despatched within 2 weeks. With Free Saver Delivery. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Share. Description The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development even in the built environment.