Environment standard operating procedures
The potential for negative environmental impact from the practical and engineering works we do needs to be carefully considered and managed.
Our operating procedures outline the likely impacts of each activity and how we minimise them. They are designed to guide both staff and contractors as to the most sensitive working practices, methods and timings to protect the environmental and ecological qualities of the Broads.
Please also read our guidance on Biosecurity Measures for Contractors on Broads Authority Sites (PDF) in conjunction with the below ESOPs.
Please note we are currently in the process of updating the below ESOPs so there may be some disparities between documents.
- Cutting Water Plants
- Bankside sediment disposal
- Tree and scrub clearance
- Dyke de-silting
- Bank maintenance - erosion protection
- Boat maintenance and operation
- Reed rond creation
- Water vole mitigation
- Reptile mitigation
- Otter mitigation for practical works
- Breeding bird mitigation
- Bat mitigation for tree removal works
- Herbicide application
- Floating pennywort eradication
- Himalayan balsam eradication
- Parrot's feather eradication
- Japanese knotweed control
- Ragwort control
- Australian swamp stonecrop control
- Giant hogweed control
- Installation or replacement of quay heading or piling
- Oil and fuel use
- Fen Mowing
- Reed rond disposal and reuse
- Riverside Tree & Scrub Removal
- Fen Harvester Cutting
This Tree and scrub management guidance is referred to in many of the above environment standard operating procedures.