Partnership formed to boost natural habitats

DWH David Wilson Homes new show home has a special garden designed for insects and wild animals. Pictured at the Cromwell Heights in Longridge, Preston site Lyra Coolican aged 4 building an insect home

DWH David Wilson Homes new show home has a special garden designed for insects and wild animals. Pictured at the Cromwell Heights in Longridge, Preston site Lyra Coolican aged 4 building an insect home

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A unique partnership between the UK’s best known homebuilder and the RSPB promises to see more wildlife-friendly housing developments being built in the area, giving nature a new home.

Barratt Homes has signed an agreement - the first of its kind in the UK – with the RSPB to boost natural habitats at its developments in Lindfield using updated landscaping and new guidance.

Welcoming the partnership, Mike Clarke, chief executive of the RSPB, said: “With hundreds of thousands of homes needed across the country in the next few years, now is the time for conservationists and homebuilders to pull together to ensure the wildlife is boosted rather than ousted in the process.

As the country’s urban wildlife struggles, with 60% of plants and animals facing decline, it is hoped that this agreement will help boost biodiversity as well as raise employee awareness of wildlife-friendly best practice across its sites in the region and throughout its supply chain nationally.

Currently Barratt has a range of homes available in Lindfield at its Heathwood Park development.