Moore Environment carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and co-ordination of related environmental work for a proposal to stabilise and replace a section of local road at Jackfield, Ironbridge. Clients were Jacobs and Telford Wrekin Council.
The site lies within Ironbridge Gorge, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its unique role in the development of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century. The site, which is to the southeast of the Jackfield Tile Museum, includes much evidence of its industrial past.
Significant on-going movement of the gorge is evident in the vicinity of Jackfield, an area of scattered local businesses, public houses and cottages perched just above the south side of the River Severn, approximately 1.2 km from the centre of Ironbridge.
The objective of the project is to stabilise the south hillside in the vicinity of Jackfield, followed by the construction of a new realigned section of a local road to provide safe access for the community at all times.
Our role included: –
- site survey work, data searches, desk based assessments, sufficient to determine an environmental baseline
- provision of environmental information to support a request for screening and scoping opinions
- an EIA and ES with key topics of ecology, landscape, planning, noise and air quality, water/hydrology, materials including geology and geotechnics, archaeology and tourism