The clearance of the Crab and Winkle extension started today at 9am. SERCO’s tree-fellers will be moving in and taking down the trees and shrubs for this project.
Actual construction work is not due to start until May but the tree clearance needs to start before the end of the month to avoid bird nesting season.
Trees with potential bat roosts have been identified but a recent survey suggests that there are no bats currently hibernating in those few trees. A recent inspection of the site has also reiterated that there are unlikely to be any reptiles on this section of the project.