Local housebuilder David Wilson Homes has pledged to make its new development in North Yate its most wildlife-friendly yet.
The company has unveiled a wide range of initiatives at its Ladden Garden Village development, which will help to boost everything from birds and bats to hedgehogs and insects.
David Wilson Homes has protected existing natural hedgerows surrounding our developments – in turn preserving natural living environments for animals and insects.
The development’s show complexes feature bird and bat boxes to provide essential nesting areas. Fences have been left open to the hedgerow – allowing wildlife like hedgehogs, frogs, toads and newts to move easily through and around the garden.
David Wilson Homes has even installed bee hotels around its show gardens to encourage their pollination and give them somewhere safe to lay their larvae. There is also a ‘hogitat’, a hedgehog house.
The housebuilder has laid wildflower turf that is perfect for butterflies and other insects. Scented plants like honeysuckle, sweet box and viburnums attract butterflies and bumblebees so have been included in the show garden. The cornfield bed will also give all the pollinating insects an area to create a real buzz.
A guide for new residents
To ensure the ongoing support of wildlife, David Wilson Homes has also created a special guide, which will be given to every resident who moves into Ladden Garden Village. It features plenty of advice and tips on how they can support wildlife in their own gardens.
“This area offers an outstanding habitat for wildlife – as well as for humans,” said sales director, Louise Ware. “We want to ensure creatures of all kinds are the lucky beneficiaries of a brand-new home here.
“We think it’s crucial to think about our environmental impact when creating any David Wilson Homes development. And Ladden Garden Village is the perfect place for both humans and the natural world to call home.”
Partnership with the RSPB
The five star housebuilder has worked with the RSPB on its Give Nature a Home initiative to provide wildlife with a head start at Ladden Garden Village.
Ladden Garden Village features a range of two, three and four bedroom homes. The new community in Yate will offer a primary school, nursery and local centre – as well as large areas of open space and sports pitches. New offices will also create plenty of employment opportunities. Communities will have easy access to the M4 just 15 minutes away – while Bristol city centre is 12 miles away.