6. Roadside verges for wildlife
We have been looking at roadside verge management in partnership with colleagues from the Bucks and Milton Keynes Natural Environment Partnership (NEP).
We recognise the huge potential for wildlife and its contribution to Biodiversity Action Plan targets, including the establishment of wildflowers and encouragement of pollinators.
A project is underway to:
- look at the potential for better road verge management for wildlife
- engage with national specialists on road verge management and local wildlife groups
We will be encouraging an internal review of roadside verge management, including cutting regimes, to maximise benefits for wildlife, whilst meeting safety and other requirements.
For more information please visit the NEPs Roadside Verges for Wildlife project page.
Last updated: 11 September 2020