Have your say on sites for new forests and tall grass areas

PUBLISHED: 17:00 20 November 2019

The council is hoping to convert 16 per cent of its sites into tall grass areas and a further 10 per cent into woodland.

The council is hoping to convert 16 per cent of its sites into tall grass areas and a further 10 per cent into woodland.

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People can have their say on sites chosen for North Somerset Council's rewilding programme.

The authority agreed to the scheme after declaring a climate emergency this year.

The project involves creating new habitats across the district to enable wildlife to flourish.

North Somerset Council owns around 2.5million sq.m of verges, parks and open spaces and it is looking to turn 16 per cent into tall grass areas and a further 10 per cent into woodland.

More: More forests and tall grass areas to tackle global warming.

Officers have now identified potential sites for rewilding and the council is keen to hear people's views.

Creating the woodland areas will involve planting around 50,000 young trees over the next three years.

Tall grass sites will be introduced in the same time period, starting next summer.

The consultation will run until the end of January.

To have your say on the proposals, log on to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/rewilding

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