Landowner Services

FiveRivers works with individuals and businesses that own or manage their own land holding, particularly those with rivers, streams, ponds or wetlands within their land boundary. We advise on appropriate management of your natural assets, whether you are concerned about bank erosion or want to look at ways in which you can enhance or restore your land.

The services we offer to other sectors, such as infrastructure and construction, can be tailored to suit private clients and landowners, from estate management through to large scale restoration schemes that leave a legacy for the next generations.

Landowners face a number of issues and challenges when a river or wetland is within their ownership. Some examples include:

  • Riverbank erosion from heavy rainfall, high flow flood events or decay of old protection due to age or unsuitability.
  • Historic mis-management, including dredging, installation of weirs, hard bank protection and straightening, that may have degraded a section of river, meaning it is not as ecologically diverse as it could be.
  • Assets at risk of erosion or instability, such as roads, utilities and properties.
  • Presence of Non-Native Invasive species such as goldfish or plant species that need treatment or removal
  • Requirement for Nutrient neutrality as part of new development or alterations to existing property
  • wishing specialist knowledge of carrying out environmental techniques and funding options for improvements can be daunting if you have no previous experience.

Let the knowledgeable team at FiveRivers guide you to the most cost-effective solution. Services we offer include:

  • the design and construction of river improvements based on the latest science and river restoration guidance
  • guidance on potential funding streams for habitat improvement works. We can advise on available options and manage proposals on your behalf.
  • erosion management: we can design and install bank protection, with a specialism in environmentally-friendly solutions on SSSI and SAC rivers.
  • the creation and management of ponds, wetlands and lakes, supported by fisheries management and ecological surveys where required.
  • Flex MSE installation
  • fish rescue and removal
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Feasibility, design and consenting to get your project going.

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River restoration, erosion protection using Flex MSE.

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The practice of preventing the gradual destruction of agriculture, coast, land or rivers. 


An important element of any project which involves the dewatering or management of rivers.


Topographic surveys take into account the scale of land and its defined boundaries, providing an accurate depiction of a site in the early stages of design.


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