Travel along the York Bypass (A64) and you will see swathes of colour set over 12 hectares which was seeded and planted towards the end of 2019. There is a vast array of flowering species including Oxeye Daisy, Meadowsweet, Cowslip and Betony. Highways England have worked to transform large sections of land which includes joining up fragmented areas, with a view to creating a sustainable and diverse grassland habitat. The area was chosen due to wide verges which are less impacted by vehicle pollution. The policy on verge creation has also been changed to ensure that new landscapes have the right conditions for wild flowers. This news information comes from a government press release. More details here.
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