Property developers across the North West are being ordered to “plant more trees” and protect the wildlife according to new reports.
Secretary of State for Housing, James Brokenshire, has laid down new proposals for address climate change and ecological issues.
The new proposals set out the Government’s expectations on how property developers can be more environmentally friendly. The protection of species such as Hedgehogs is reportedly a main concern.
There has long been demand for such proposals, with one petition receiving support from over half a million people.
From submitting proposals to councils to then building new homes, house builders are being told that they should think about the long term impact of their developments on the local ecosystem, both during and after construction.
This includes greater emphasis on using innovative ways to allow nature to thrive such as drainage areas to create attractive wetlands for birds and amphibians to live alongside people.