North Quay – vegetation clearance work to begin

Essential work to clear the slopes of vegetation behind the old council offices at North Quay, Weymouth, will begin next week.

The scrub clearance work is necessary to expose the slope behind the building to determine if any further works are required before the site is developed.

Cllr Tony Ferrari, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Property and Assets says:

“We need to carry out this work ahead of any demolition or development of North Quay, so we can ascertain if further works are required as part of the redevelopment. Now, with the amount of vegetation growing, we recognise that it’s not only unsightly but it’s necessary to understand how much work may be required.

“We’re also aware that birds may start nesting soon in this scrub, so the contractors will be doing daily surveys to make sure nesting birds or other wildlife aren’t disturbed, in line with national biodiversity protection policies.”

The contractors will start on Tuesday 1 March. The specialist work is expected to take 4-5 weeks to complete and will cost around £30k.

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