Clearance works are set to start on the site of the car boot sale on Hamble Lane from 16th April until 21st April 2018.
The removal of any vegetation with the potential to support nesting birds is being supervised by an ecologist to avoid destruction of active bird nests and hence comply with the law (Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended)). All vegetation has been inspected for nests prior to work and is being subsequently supervised as a precaution. If any active nests are found during the works, a buffer zone will be established and temporarily fenced off to prevent plant or personnel disturbing the nest until all dependent birds have fully fledged and the absence of any second broods confirmed.
It may be necessary to traffic light Bursledon Road for part of the works however due to the high usage of the A3024 restricted working hours have been agreed which are 9.30am – 4pm.
The works involve removal of shrubs and minor trees to facilitate the new junction into the new housing estate of ‘Kestrel Park’. The work is being undertaken by ROCCON and managed by Hampshire County Council Engineering Consultancy.
In addition Taylor Wimpey have commenced (under licence from Eastleigh Borough Council) construction of the new haul road to enable construction traffic to service both Kestrel Park and Kingfisher Grange This new haul road will remove construction traffic from Hamble Lane. It is anticipated that the new haul road will be completed by the end of April.