Nocton EstateI refer to my last blog dated 17 Dec 2017.
Great efforts have been made to retain and integrate the existing vegetation, but much work is underway to improve the landscape of Nocton Estate following the construction of the new farm complex and relief road.
|Landscaping the 'relief' road - Cyclone Way|
|New trees being planted out - Cyclone Way|
A programme of thinning and maintenance is being carried out to numerous trees and there is extensive planting of new saplings and mixed hedging whips, not just to help screen and soundproof the new farm complex, but also to provide a haven for wildlife and improve biodiversity. Saplings and hedging are being planted alongside the new farm 'relief' road (Cyclone Way) and wildflower-rich buffer strips have been added too.
|Public footpath - maintenance and new planting|
|New copse, hedging and landscaping the bund|
|New gates - Wasp's Nest access to Private Road|
|New gates - Nocton Wood House access to Private Road|
|Farm complex with triple row of screening and new fencing|
Nocton Cricket ClubI refer to my blog dated 14 Nov 2017.
Following approval of the planning application to replace the old cricket pavilion, I am pleased to report that work is now underway to demolish the wooden structure. In time we will see a new pavilion emerge, hopefully to be enjoyed during the forthcoming cricket season.
|Nocton Cricket Pavilion - work underway|
|Feathered visitors in the adjacent field - Greylag geese|