Nature friendly features at new homes

Housebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with wildlife charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) by announcing plans to add further wildlife friendly features to its new sites across Harrogate.

Monday, 22nd February 2021, 3:42 pm
ERXW19 Passerine battle. Greenfinches (Carduelis chloris) fighting in flight

Features such as more newly-planted trees, a greater number of hedgehog highways and swift nesting sites, and a transition to becoming peat-free, will be introduced in an effort to help local nature habitats in trouble.

Daniel Smith, Managing Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “As the region’s leading national sustainable housebuilder, looking after nature is integral to the work that we continuously do through our partnership with RSPB.

“This is why we are committing to boosting wildlife and building nature friendly developments but not only that, as a community we all have a role to play in tackling the ecological and climate emergency.

“And through the actions we take for nature, by individuals or communities together, such as welcoming wildlife into gardens or greenspace, we will continue to make a huge difference.”

Barratt Developments has sites across Harrogate including Kingsley Meadows.