REDROW CHAMPIONS BIODIVERSITY THROUGH 'NET-GAIN' APPROACH
Friday 15 December 2017
Redrow will measure the ecological value of land prior to development and then take steps to enhance this following the creation of new homes, amenities and green spaces. It will be one of the first housebuilders in the UK to develop a strategic approach to achieving a net biodiversity gain across its developments.
The net gain approach has been trialled across several Redrow developments. Two of the communities that achieved a net positive score, meaning they had a positive impact on biodiversity, were Caddington Woods in Bedfordshire and Saxon Brook in Exeter. At Caddington Woods, Redrow has been working with the RSPB on the former site of a 6,000-space car park to manage and improve broadleaf woodland areas and their associated wildlife. At Saxon Brook Redrow is working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust creating pollinator friendly habitats. Not only does this bumblebee haven help to protect these important creatures, but also provides beautiful spaces for residents to enjoy.