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Land at Overton's Northington Farm to be restored to fen
THE Forestry Commission has consulted Overton Parish Council on a proposal to restore fen on land adjacent to Northington Farm.
This will involve the removal of around 3.5hectares of willow scrub, although larger trees will be left to provide cover for birds and insects.
The eastern section will be maintained and it is proposed to keep a fringe of about 10-metre wide along the riverbank.
The area will be fenced and grazed by goats to keep the scrub re-growth down because the farm is organic and cannot use herbicides.
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