To help nature thrive, David Wilson Homes has revealed the plans to ensure its latest Nottinghamshire development will support the surrounding environment.
Thoresby Vale, located on Ollerton Road in Edwinstowe, is enclosed by a 350-acre country park in the setting of Sherwood Forest and, in helping the new community benefit local wildlife, a set of meticulous designs are in place to nurture bats, hedgehogs and other small mammals across the site.
The development’s landscaping is designed to form a connection between onsite open space and the existing country park. This is achieved through the thoughtful selection of trees and shrubs being planted to mirror the forest’s setting and add longevity to the green infrastructure.
What’s more, David Wilson Homes’ plans for Thoresby Vale include a range of wildlife-friendly features in the show home gardens including bird boxes, bat boxes, swift bricks, a bee box, hedgehog homes and highways. There will also be a deadwood feature, scented garden and wildflower turf.
The wider site is being developed by Harworth Group, a leading regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, which is well-progressed with the redevelopment of the former Thoresby Colliery. The plans will include the creation of over 100 hectares of Sustainable Alternative Natural Greenspace.
The restoration scheme includes the planting of native heather and acid grassland on what is one of the highest vantage points in North Nottinghamshire. The country park is proposed to be open to the public in 2021.
Mark Cotes, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “As part of the wider scheme of our Thoresby Vale development, we’re delighted to be supporting and enhancing the ecology in Edwinstowe.
“As a leading housebuilder, it’s our responsibility to help preserve the environment and provide new homes for wildlife, as well as people.”
Whilst incorporating wildlife-friendly planting on its open spaces and show home gardens, David Wilson Homes will assist with the preservation of the area’s nature.
Footpaths leading towards the existing nightjar habitat are set to be minimised to leave the birds undisturbed, whilst woodland planting will provide additional habitat connectivity for foraging and commuting wildlife.
Homebuyers can enjoy family walks and bike rides at Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Pines on the doorstep, whilst Edwinstowe village is in walking distance for access to the essential amenities.
There is currently a selection of three and four bedroom homes available at Thoresby Vale with prices starting from £259,995.
For more information, call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8473 to book an appointment or visit www.dwh.co.uk.