With autumn now upon us the remaining batch of soft landscaping has begun in earnest.
The clearance and eradication of perennial weed growth is underway, preparing the ground for the final seeding and planting works.
The Bincombe junction area, Littlemoor Road and the Park & Ride are the main focus of works, consisting of amenity and agricultural grass seeding and native tree and shrub planting.
There remains approximately three kilometres of hedging to install along Littlemoor Road. This consists of around 18,000 plants, a mix of thorn, blackthorn, field maple, common dogwood and dog rose. These will be planted running adjacent to the footpaths and carriageway from the former site office to the end of the scheme at Chalbury Basin.
Weather depending, seeding will be completed by the end of October, and planting by the end of January – lets hope the snow holds off!