How can a housebuilder help communities?
Barratt Developments is the largest residential property development company in the United Kingdom and is committed to the creation of biodiverse green spaces for its residents.
Over half the world’s population resides in cities, creating a significant challenge for urban planners to efficiently accommodate residents in a healthy and positive environment. Urban green space, such as parks, playgrounds, and residential greenery, have been proven to promote mental and physical health, contributing to a more positive environment.
Barratt Developments recognise that access to green space is associated with better mental and physical health, leading to a better quality of life. In their Deram Parke development near Coventry, as part of their mission to improve biodiversity, they have created a green space for residents. In this space, they recognise the opportunities to provide and enhance the enjoyment and health benefits that access to natural environments can bring.
Using the local council biodiversity impact assessment calculator, the Deram Parke development showed that even after significant positive efforts there would still be an overall loss of biodiversity. However, the site is in close proximity to Park Wood, a unique habitat for a variety of species. Therefore, in collaboration with the local council, they have created a management plan to increase biodiversity and help to offset the losses at the development site.
This story shows Barratt Developments supports Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, specifically Target 11.7: “By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.”
About Barratt Developments
Barratt Developments plc sold 17,579 homes in the year to June 2018, making it the biggest housebuilder by volume in Britain. Over the past six years, Barratt Group has increased its housing output by more than 40% – building more of the homes the country needs.
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