Plans are in place to remove a privately owned weir to enable fish passage over this barrier. This work is part of the RiverLife project, which aims to reconnect wildlife and communities to their rivers. The river, once extensively used to power mills in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, has 8 major redundant in-stream structures which are being improved. The work will benefit Atlantic salmon, sea and brown trout, eels, and lampreys and support the wildlife in the river. The improvements will benefit the local community for recreation use and raise the importance of the local river. Work is due to be completed in March 2019.