Natural England joins July’s community forum

Natural England joins July’s Community Forum

2 August 2019

The latest Community Forum welcomed Charles Routh, team leader for Natural England who talked about his work with Highways England to increase biodiversity in the area as part of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down scheme.

Within the Development Consent Order (DCO) application currently being examined, there’s a proposal for almost 400 acres of new chalk grassland habitat to be created, which will increase wildlife numbers.

Members were also updated on the progress of the scheme and given the opportunity to ask questions on a range of issues. Forum members represent communities from the local area and include Shrewton, Winterbourne Stoke, Berwick St James, Chitterne, Durrington and many more areas.

Independent Chair Jim Claydon helps communities, local organisations and groups put forward their ideas and or concerns on the road scheme.

If you’d like a copy of the Community Forum meeting notes, or you’d like to attend on behalf of your community at September’s meeting, please email the project team on