Housebuilder rolls out ‘urban wildlife strategy’

HEDGEHOG-friendly fencing is among the ‘wildlife-friendly’ measures being introduced, UK-wide, by one of the country’s best-known housebuilders.

Cala Homes has launched an urban wildlife strategy (here) that includes bird nesting features, native tree planting and bat boxes, following an initial scheme introduced last year by the company’s Thames division in England.

Says Cala, here: “We are now launching the roll-out of this successful scheme across our remaining seven regional businesses, covering the Home Counties and Greater London, the Cotswolds, South Midlands and Scotland.”

Adds the announcement: “The Urban Wildlife Strategy forms one of the core initiatives under our recently launched Community Pledge (here), and will be tracked and measured as part of Cala’s Sustainability Strategy (here), which includes a commitment to achieving net-zero operational greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and ensuring that all new Cala homes are operationally net-zero-enabled ahead of 2030. We have also set a wider target of net-zero total greenhouse gas emissions across the business by 2045.”

Picture credit: Cala Homes

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