The council’s biodiversity working group examine ways of both enhancing and reducing its impact on the environment. On some roundabouts bedding displays have been changed to wildflower mixes, to enhance biodiversity, create something different to look at and to use less invasive maintenance methods.
The council’s planting policy is changing to encourage the use of insect, and in particular, butterfly attracting plants. Similarly grass-cutting regimes have been reviewed to encourage wildflower meadows, where appropriate. Also the amount of native trees to be planted will be increased where appropriate.