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River Park Project- "a green park to reduce existing flood risk"

"The Salisbury River Park is a collaborative project between Wiltshire Council and the Environment Agency to reduce flood risk to various areas in the city, to provide environmental improvements and opportunities for biodiversity, to improve leisure and recreation and to support the regeneration of the Maltings and Central Car Park area. It will be transformational and provide a lasting legacy for future generations.


The Salisbury River Park will deliver a green infrastructure link through the centre of the city, incorporating the rivers that run through The Maltings and Central Car Park, extending to the Ashley Road Recreation Ground to the north, and towards Elizabeth Gardens to the south." *


Clearance and other works have begun.

Looking towards the Maltings carpark

Ashley Road, near the sluice gates
Between The Boardwalk and Ashley Road

There are information boards around the area that include the information....

"By December 2023, when the Riverpark Project is due to be completed, over 600 trees will have been planted, some of which will be mature trees."

"The outcomes being sought through the delivery of the Salisbury River Park are:

  • To reduce flood risk on the Maltings and Central Car Park site and enable strategically important redevelopment of the central car park.

  • To reduce flood risk to existing residents and businesses in central Salisbury and the Ashley Road area.

  • To improve and enhance the internationally designated habitat and ecology of the River Avon watercourse and its margins.

  • To create new and improved spaces for public enjoyment of the river and dwell time in the city centre, in line with the endorsed Masterplan for the Maltings and Central Car Park.

  • To build climate change resilience, in response to the climate emergency."


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