CAREFULLY selected plots of grassland across Barnsley will be managed differently through rewilding in the coming weeks.

Grass-cutting season started this week and 16 plots have been selected in a new scheme to encourage biodiversity and wildflowers.

Plots will be actively maintained and attended every 18 days to cut grass around the plots as well as cutting paths through the glass in suitable places.

Coun Chris Lamb, cabinet spokesperson for environment and transport, said: “This is an exciting project for Barnsley and we’re always looking for ways to increase biodiversity and make our borough more sustainable.

“We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions as a council to net zero by 2040.

“Increasing biodiversity levels is an important part of this ambition.

“By making these small changes, we are hopeful these areas will benefit both wildlife and local people living nearby.”