The project will involve significant construction works in the autumn and winter of 2023/24, with excavators and dump-trucks removing the bunded material from around the reservoir lagoons and placing it in the adjacent field (to the south)where it will be used to form a new hedge-bank, and a wildlife corridor with ponds. Within this corridor we will build a new farm track and footpath, to replace the current Public Right of Way (PRoW) (PP62/22) that leads past the mere and on to the Wales Coast Path. The current PRoW will remain open until we have completed the new footpath and applied for a Diversion Order to move the old path onto the new.
On the mere itself, where we have removed the bund material, we will have revealed an extra 1.5ha of wetland that has been buried since the 1970's. This will look very raw to start with, but nature and wildlife love a bit of mud, and we are confident it won’t be long before this area is buzzing with wildlife.
Meanwhile, the Britton Hide will remain in-situ with a new and commanding view over invigorated mere! The hide will be linked back to the new wildlife corridor and footpath via a raised path. The path to the hide will be planted with willow to help our visitors to blend into the countryside and reduce disturbance of the newly expanded wetland.
View the plans in more detail on this PDF
To see the planning application and associated documents please click her to navigate to the National Park planning portal PCNPA Planning (pembrokeshirecoast.wales)