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The reed way to clean up Blythe

A CONSTRUCTION firm has announced a major project to cut pollution in and around the River Blythe.

A CONSTRUCTION firm has announced a major project to cut pollution in and around the River Blythe.

BAM Properties will be spending over £700,000 on making the waterway, and surrounding landscape, a cleaner place.

The green scheme will see trees planted, reed beds created and measures put in place to stop polluted rainwater running off the Stratford Road.

Once the system has been introduced, over 3,000 cubic metres of rainwater will be diverted off the road and into an open water body.

It will then be filtered through the reed beds and into the river.

Solihull MP Lorely Burt recently visited the site and was impressed by the environmentional works.

Mrs Burt said: “It is a fantastic benefit to the local area to have such a major investment in ecological activities. It has been enlightening to visit the site and understand how BAM Properties has worked with Solihull Council to improve the quality of the water in the River Blythe.”

BAM Properties is the company behind Fore Grade A - a £65m office scheme in the M42 corridor. Two buildings - with room to house more than 700 workers - will be erected close to Junction 4.

 

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