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Statement on ecological impact of Monarch Park

David Morris, Land Director Allison Homes:

“Monarch Park has been carefully planned to ensure that the development delivers not only much-needed new homes and infrastructure but also a long-term net gain for biodiversity at the site, benefitting local wildlife through protected areas and dedicated management plans.

“The mitigation required as part of the proposed development was discussed extensively with statutory consultees including the Leicestershire and Rutland Records Centre, the Wildlife Trust and Natural England over the past five years and the reestablishment of formal wildlife areas on site is a principle of the development.

“As well as the new 30 ha Country Park, we have committed to incorporating measures including culverts or tunnels for wildlife crossings, extensive tree planting and formal and informal areas of open space alongside fenced off areas specifically set aside for habitat creation. We will also include dedicated pedestrian crossings and additional measures and paths which will maintain and enhance access to the area, improving opportunities for local people who cannot at present access it due to mobility restrictions.

“As the development takes shape, we are looking forward to working alongside the local community and statutory consultees to ensure that the Country Park meets the needs of both local people and the area’s wildlife. Biodiversity Net Gain is an important issue for Allison Homes, and we pride ourselves with the work recently undertaken at our Wittering development, near Stamford, with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to provide hedgehog highways through the development.”


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