The River Roding threads its way from rural Essex to the Roding Valley in east London; the route of the river, through open meadows, former grand estates and post-industrial developments, offering a fascinating glimpse into the social and natural history of the landscape. Neglected for some years, but a valuable green space in this urban environment, Barker Langham undertook a major consultation programme to help inform future development along the length of the river.
Managing a consultation process that involved 500 local residents, as well as key stakeholder groups and individuals, Barker Langham’s work was a vital part of the final strategic plan for its future.
We also produced the Roding Valley Audio Trail that uses archival sources and oral histories to reveal the untold history of the River Roding. This Trail improves intellectual access to the Roding, and offers an alternative to physical interpretive interventions in the landscape.