Dundonians are being given the chance to air their views on controversial “biodiversity zones” which have seen public grass left uncut.
A consultation will begin on October 20 seeking local views on the plans, which would allow grass to grow longer in parts of existing green spaces and help create better habitats for insects, birds and other wildlife.
The idea sprouted after a pause on council maintenance services during lockdown saw grass grow rapidly and wildlife flourish.
A number of additional areas within 27 parks and green spaces were then identified as potential biodiversity grasslands and naturalised grasslands.
Once grass cutting resumed in June, these potential locations were left uncut and signage erected informing users of the council’s intentions.
Dundee City Council is now reviewing all of the sites and is asking all locals to contribute to a survey running until the end of the year.
Anne Rendall, convener of Neighbourhood Services, said: “This survey provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and other interested parties to give us feedback about the proposed biodiversity grasslands and naturalised grasslands in the City’s local parks and green spaces.
“They may be on your doorstep or further afield, but we want to gather as much information and as many views from local people as possible.”
Once the survey has closed, the information will be analysed to help form recommendations for next steps.