Restoration project on St James Leat, River Exe

The Leat is important an important fishery and has the potential to be fantastic habitat for wildlife, both in the river and on the banks. A project is being developed & planned by the WTT to carry out some improvements to the habitat to help the Leat achieve its potential as a place for wildlife and for people to enjoy.

This project uses tried and tested techniques and closely involves both Devon Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency. The project is also supported by Exeter City Council

It is hoped that this project will take place in the autumn before trout spawning, dependent upon consents and weather/​flow conditions.

Further updates will be posted on the website. For further details of the planned work, please click here.