Decision details

Rural Grass Cutting Trials

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Commencement of trial options identified in section 4.4 of the report;

Approved the duration of the trials for three years and that updates on the effectiveness of the trials will be provided to future BES Executive Member meetings

Authorised officers to identify suitable trial locations in line with the points identified in section 4.6 of the report

Reasons for the decision:

To enable officers to establish the effectiveness of different grass cutting measures on the Cat2, 3a and 3b rural highway network.

By establishing safety impacts, budget impacts and biodiversity impacts, a more informed decision can be made in respect of the future rural grass cutting policy.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 23/04/2021

Date of decision: 23/04/2021

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