Ingrebourne Hill is a 45ha site on former landfill in the London Borough of Havering, adjacent to the River Ingrebourne, Hornchurch Country Park and the communities of South Hornchurch and Rainham.
The Forestry Commission and landowner Ingrebourne Valley Limited formed a partnership to create suitable new habitats adjacent to the Ingrebourne Valley Local Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and develop recreational infrastructure to connect existing GI at Hornchurch Country Park.
Ingrebourne provides habitat connectivity to the Ingrebourne Valley SSSI, as well as acting as a robust buffer to the surrounding built environment.
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J&L Gibbons LLP
London Borough of Havering
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Urban/suburban green space
Restoration of a former landfill site and the creation of community woodlands to provide a focus for recreation and better connected neighbourhoods.
Featured case study in the 2013 LI publication 'Green Infrastructure: an integrated approach to land use'