Sep 01, 2022 By Aspen Homes In Tretower House Updates
As a developer it is our duty to ensure that our projects are as environmentally friendly as possible, both during building and after.
At Tretower House we have pledged to achieve a biodiversity net gain on the site through an abundance of means. These include, but are not limited to:
- Amphibian fencing around the construction boundary to ensure amphibians are protected during development.
- A green provision along the site boundaries to include a green buffer between Tretower House and Merrow Place.
- A new species rich wildflower grassland.
- New woodpiles for amphibians and invertebrates.
- A climate tunnel under the access road to provide safe passage for the local amphibian population.
- A new amphibian garden with a half barrel pond and frog and toad houses.
- Planting 35 new semi-mature and standard trees along with several hundred smaller trees.
- New bat boxes, bee blocks, sparrow terraces and swift nest boxes will be integrated into the new homes.
- Numerous Schwegler bat boxes and starling nest boxes will also be installed on trees within the development.
Other sustainability measures we will be taking on site include:
- Using sustainably sourced timber on all our houses, either FSC or PEFC accredited.
- Taking the decision to use no gas on site, the homes will be heated using electric-run air source heat pumps.
- Installing solar panels.
- Insulating the homes beyond building standards.
- Providing car charging ports on each house to encourage the use of electric vehicles.
- Installing fibre broadband to the new homes to encourage working from home.
- Investing £25,000 into improved surface water drainage on Merrow Street.