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Re-allocation of funds from Little Mountain Common to Castle Pool

The CM report is provided in this document (link) and allocation of funds for each element is detailed herein, however, there is reference to other factors and under “key considerations” paragraph 8b is a reference to:
b. Improved quality of ponds including the Castle Pool
No specific allocation for funds was provided for this element but it is now a high priority due to the continual buildup of algae that forms on the surface.
The RoOD indicating specific funding for each element within the Bio-Diversity section of this project can be found here:
Decision - Capital Investment in Infrastructure and Assets: Highways Maintenance - Herefordshire Council
The budget allocation for Little Mountain Common – regeneration of wild flowers is £25k. This work is now being managed as part of a separate project within the realm of environmental management and does not require this funding.
Castle Pool is experiencing algal build up each spring/summer and is not only unsightly, it may have detrimental effect on wildlife using the water.
An analysis is currently being commissioned to determine the best course of action to deal with this problem but remedial action will require funds and this request is to ensure sufficient funds are made available to prevent this annual blight.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/06/2022

Decision due: 8 June 2022 by Service Director – Environment , Highways, & Waste

Contact: Mark Averill, Interim Service Director Environment, Highways and Waste Email: mark.averill@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260944.

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