Issue details

Rural Verges as Wildlife Corridors - Trial of Early Season Reduction in Rural Grass Cutting

Decision to be taken on any permanent amendments to the  rural grass cutting policy, following this year’s trial. The trial reduced the grass cutting service of rural verges in 12 areas to only one full cut in the Autumn. This change meant that Highways would not cut rural verges (except for visibility) at a time when flowering is often at its peak and it is the most beneficial time for pollinators.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/09/2022

Decision due: 19 Dec 2022 by Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Lead member: Lead Member for Transport and Environment

Lead director: Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Department: Communities, Economy and Transport

Contact: Dale Poore, Contracts Manager Highway Infrastructure Services 01273 481916 Email: Tel: 01273 335506.


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