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Wild flower and bee population to be protected

Thu 20 Jun 2013

Wild flower and bee population to be protected

Plans are afoot that will see the wild flower and bee population in the Isle of Wight protected. 

The Isle of Wight Council is going to consult the developers of a multi-million pound highways improvement scheme to see how roadside vegetation can be safeguarded. 

It is hoped a solution can be found that ensures both the flowers and insects are looked after in the long term. 

Councillor Jon Gilbey acknowledged that road safety is paramount, but any construction work should have "as little impact as possible on the bee population".

He is confident a plan can be agreed upon and he expects this to bring both aesthetic and environmental benefits to the location. 

Mr Gilbey added the council is determined to "enhance the environment of the Island on which we live" by bringing in policy changes and this move should ultimately make the island a nicer place to visit. ADNFCR-3083-ID-801601832-ADNFCR

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