This winter a contractor has been commissioned to remove scrub and Gorse behind King’s Standing Car Park. This work is funded by the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Works begin on Thursday 9th November.
Why are we removing scrub?
Scrub is very important habitat for birds and invertebrates, but unfortunately without appropriate management, it will invade the heathland having a detrimental effect leading to the complete loss of this open habitat.
We are undertaking this works during the winter, so not to impact on any nesting birds. Despite a large amount of scrub being removed from this area, there is an abundance of suitable habitat for wildlife to take refuge nearby and in the surrounding heathland.
The contractors are very experienced and ecologically sensitive, making sure that during the works all measures will be taken to avoid any unnecessary wildlife disturbance.