Housebuilder boosts wildlife at Worksop development with homes for birds, bees and hedgehogs as well as people

Wildlife will be given a boost at a development in Worksop where a local housebuilder will be providing homes for the birds and the bees as well as people.

By Sophie Wills
Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 15th March 2021, 11:11 am

The 176 home development named The Edge by Rippon Homes is in a semi-rural location, off Thievesale Lane, which will be enhanced with a series of ecological measures designed to conserve the environment.

Trees will be planted to increase biodiversity, whilst wildlife habitats including bird boxes, butterfly and solitary bee houses as well as hedgehog homes will be installed to protect the existing eco-system.

Bird boxes will be installed at The Edge in Worksop.

Linda Bradley, design manager at Rippon Homes, said: “The benefits of attractive, natural open space areas are well-known to create opportunities for relaxation, higher standards of living, and potentially, good health.

“The aim at The Edge is to enhance habitats for their wildlife interest and species diversity while connecting residents with the local wildlife.

The site has achieved a measurable, overall gain for biodiversity and will contribute directly towards nature conservation.”

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