To encourage local wildlife to thrive in our developments, we plant an average of 20 shrubs or trees for each home that we build, and are making strides in ensuring these are the best types for wildlife.
We’ve also taken steps to help save British wild bees by changing the way we landscape open spaces and showhome gardens at over 400 developments nationwide.
In 2017 we were delighted to win the prestigious NextGeneration innovation award for our work, in partnership with the RSPB, to boost the number of swifts in the country. With the UK’s population of swifts in serious decline, building new homes for the birds was an important goal of our partnership. Scooping the award for our innovative new brick which is also a nesting box for swifts, we’re now planning to install hundreds of these nesting boxes in our developments across the country.