Barratt Homes commits to help save Ivybridge wildlife habitats

Ivybridge’s furry and feathered residents are set to receive a boost as five star housebuilder Barratt Homes joins forces with the RSPB to create wildlife-friendly areas at its new Lucerne Fields development.

Barratt Homes has committed to building wildlife-friendly habitats at all its new developments to help support wildlife in the surrounding area and Lucerne Fields is the latest new community to benefit.

The commitment comes with the hope that it will boost biodiversity as the country’s urban wildlife struggles.

According to recent figures from the RSPB the UK has lost a third of its hedgehog population since 2003 and its house sparrow population has declined by 60 per cent since the 1970s.

Paul Moran, managing director of Barratt Homes in the area, said: “Contributing to the communities we work in is important to us and that’s not just limited to our two-legged neighbours. We are delighted to be working with the RSPB to develop new habitats for animals such as birds, hedgehogs and frogs around our developments and hope the contribution will improve the wellbeing of our nearby feathered friends.”

The scheme will also see Barratt Homes raise employee awareness of wildlife-friendly practice across its sites and supply chain nationally.

Barratt Homes prides itself on creating exceptional homes in the finest locations and recently achieved the maximum five star housebuilder rating in a customer satisfaction survey conducted by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) for the eighth consecutive year.

To find out more visit www.barratthomes.co.uk