You may have noticed hedges being cut back or removed along one side of the A354 – this is in preparation for the construction of the relief road cycleway early next year. The work is done at this time of year to avoid the bird nesting season.
Some hedges are being removed because they are directly in the line of the cycleway, others are being trimmed back as they would otherwise obstruct cyclists. Specialist contractors are being used for the work.
New hedges will be planted alongside the completed cycleway.
Oh, and – contrary to rumours – the lone house on that side of the road is not being demolished!