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Barrage is a big step in the right direction.

Byline: Laura Caroe

A RIVERSIDE regeneration project which is set to transform a former industrial valley is now open.

The Ouseburn barrage will improve the lower valley area of the Newcastle inner city estuary into a place for leisure, recreational, economic and tourism activities. It is a further step in the development of the mouth of the Ouseburn, which will bring forward an estimated 15,000sqm of business and leisure floor space and approximately 300 homes.

Up to 500 new jobs are expected to be created as companies head to the new riverside.

Developed by NewcastleGateshead's city development company, 1NG, the project was handed over in a ceremony led by John Shipley John Shipley (born 1960?) is an English professional poker player from Solihull, West Midlands.

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, the leader of Newcastle City Council yesterday. Coun Shipley said: "The barrage is a gateway feature which will help to transform the Ouseburn into a vibrant urban village with diverse opportunities for leisure and recreation. "But it is also a powerful statement of our determination to accelerate economic development in the area, bringing jobs and prosperity." Nearby, regulars at the Tyne Bar, on Maling Street, Newcastle Quayside quay¬∑side ¬†
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, toasted the opening with an ale brewed specially for the occasion, called Barrage Ale.

The pounds 4.7m barrage, with its lock and weir, will prevent the low tide exposing mud, silt and debris in the river. It is expected that by impounding the river and keeping a constant water level, a more attractive waterside environment will be created.

The barrage includes otter and swan-friendly weir steps together with an eel eel, common name for any fish of the 10 families constituting the order Anguilliformes, and characterized by a long snakelike body covered with minute scales embedded in the skin.  pass.

Floating islands have been positioned along the Ouseburn to facilitate the passage of otters and nesting boxes for kingfishers have been installed.

To mitigate the loss of tidal mud flats due to the impoundment An action taken by the president in which he or she proposes not to spend all or part of a sum of money appropriated by Congress.

The current rules and procedures for impoundment were created by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C.A.
 of the tidal stretch of the Ouseburn, the project has allocated pounds 8,000 for improvements to existing mud flats.

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  • Mark Robinson (Royal Navy) (1722–1799), officer of the Royal Navy
  • Mark Robinson (Northern Ireland politician) (born 1959), Democratic Unionist Party member of the Northern Ireland Assembly 1998–2007
, 1NG's project director for Ouseburn, added: "The barrage opening signifies a vast improvement to the overall public realm within the Ouseburn.

"Such infrastructure improvements are vital to the future prosperity of this area, helping to present the place as an attractive area for future investment and development.

"We will now lead on a programme for further infrastructure improvements that will improve overall accessibility and legibility to the area along with the creation of new public spaces in and around the barrage."


OPEN DAY Newcastle Council leader John Shipley opens the Ouseburn Barrage.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 4, 2009
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