A VOW has been made to protect as much of the local environment as possible during the improvements to the A38.
Worcestershire County Council has said it will replace every tree removed with two new ones as it promises to safeguard the area’s flora and fauna.
The authority has a provision of 3,000 native bulbs, 1,000 native marginal aquatic plants and 5,000 native woodland wildflowers.
In addition, the council says, ecological enhancements will be introduced such as bat boxes, bird boxes, hedgehog houses, frog hibernacula and insect-friendly log piles.
Bromsgrove District Councillor Michael Thompson said: “With a growing population and a demand for cycle lanes, improvements have to be made to the current infrastructure.”
Councillor Thompson said he was delighted that, through the county council, his colleague Councillor Kyle Daisley had worked with officers to make significant improvements to the local roads but remained true to the authority’s ecological promises.
“We move forward as friends of people, animals and the environment.”