Decision details

Somer Valley Rediscovered

Decision Maker: Director of Sustainable Communities

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To fund early stage 2022/23 capital project costs for Somer Valley Rediscovered, a partnership project which was set up to improve the biodiversity of the Somer Valley and improve the quality of accessible and biodiverse greenspace. It will enable the local community to make use of these spaces for nature connection and reap the many health benefits associated with spending time in the natural environment.


To fully approve capital amounting to £12k for Somer Valley Rediscovered funded from WECA grant.

Alternative options considered:

We could decide not to proceed with the project. However, we would lose existing grassland habitat and at the same time lose the opportunity to improve it while creating attractive places for people and wildlife.

Publication date: 16/03/2023

Date of decision: 16/03/2023