A number of static and rolling road closures on the A345 and minor roads in the villages between Upavon and Durrington will start from August 10 to allow for some essential tree felling to remove trees infected with ash dieback.

Thousands of ash trees across Salisbury Plain Training Area, as well as many more across the country, are infected with the disease for which there is no cure or treatment.

Over time infected trees will weaken, causing branches to fall and trees to eventually collapse and die.

This presents a significant health and safety risk, especially alongside roads, public rights of way and woodland areas used by the public for recreation activities and military personnel for training.

It has been decided, in consultation with Wiltshire County Council, to undertake the majority of closures over the school summer holiday to help minimise disruption.

The closures will take place from 09:30am until 16:30 on weekdays only from August 10.

The work is expected to be completed at the end of October.

The closures will be rolling so only one section of the road will be closed at a time.

Queries regarding the felling process on Salisbury Plain Training Area should be directed to nsc@landmarc.mod.uk