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 note we are currently in the process of updating the below ESOPs so there may be some disparities between documents.

  1. Cutting Water Plants (pdf document 502kb)
  2. Biosecurity (pdf document 197kb)
  3. Bankside sediment disposal (pdf document 226kb)
  4. Tree and scrub clearance (pdf document 126kb)
  5. Dyke de-silting (pdf document 87kb)
  6. Bank maintenance - erosion protection (pdf document 130kb)
  7. Mudpumping (pdf document 139kb)
  8. Boat maintenance and operation (pdf document 128kb)
  9. Reed rond creation after floodbank set-back (pdf document 79kb)
  10. Water vole mitigation (pdf document 68kb)
  11. Reptile mitigation (pdf document 101kb)
  12. Otter mitigation for practical works (pdf document 123kb)
  13. Breeding bird mitigation (pdf document 95kb)
  14. Bat mitigation for tree removal works (pdf document 241kb)
  15. Herbicide application (pdf document 69kb)
  16. Floating pennywort eradication (pdf document 66kb)
  17. Himalayan balsam eradication (pdf document 72kb)
  18. Parrot's feather eradication (pdf document 111kb)
  19. Japanese knotweed control (pdf document 210kb)
  20. Ragwort control (pdf document 72kb)
  21. Australian swamp stonecrop control (pdf document 111kb)
  22. Giant hogweed control (pdf document 81kb)
  23. Installation or replacement of quay heading or piling (pdf document 213kb)
  24. Oil and fuel use (pdf document 105kb)
  25. Fen Mowing (pdf document 189kb)
  26. Reed rond disposal and reuse (pdf document 209kb)
  27. Riverside Tree & Scrub Removal (pdf document 220kb)

This Tree and scrub management guidance is referred to in many of the above environment standard operating procedures.