Frampton Aggregates and Biodiversity (FAB project)
Frampton Aggregates and Biodiversity is helping to reduce the impacts of aggregates extraction by restoring and creating traditional landscape features, biodiversity habitats, and wildlife corridors lost to extraction over time. The project will take place on land close to a gravel extraction site around the village of Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire, and will run until March 2011.
The work will include the creation and restoration of ponds and scrapes, hedges and hedgerow trees, orchards, and the planting of new in-field trees to safeguard the existence of old trees for the future. Through surveying work, the project will identify important priority habitats or species in the Severn Vale, such as wet grassland, ancient hedgerows, and Great Crested Newts.
Footpaths will see improvements through better stiles and kissing gates, and there will be walks to show the public where these improvements have taken place. Educational events together with working with local schools will raise the awareness of our beautiful local biodiversity.