A HOMEBUILDER has committed to providing a lasting haven for wildlife at its latest development in Stretton.

Barratt Homes has created a wildlife sanctuary at its Kings Quarter housing project with a number of nature-friendly features.

The garden has been fitted with bird boxes, hedgehog homes and highways, dead wood homes for insects, bee hotels and composting facilities.

Its creation has seen Barratt praised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which has given the development its gold status award.

The sanctuary has been created as part of an ongoing partnership between Barratt and the RSPB to ensure that wildlife can safely co-exist with new residents at its developments

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“We are proud of the six-year partnership between Barratt and the RSPB, which has seen us achieve so much in our mission to give wildlife a home at our developments,” said Barratt sales director Michaela Lancaster.

“We hope that our gold status show home garden inspires our new homeowners to get involved and put in some simple measures to make their gardens wildlife-friendly too.”

Nigel Symes, head of sector advice for the RSPB, added: “Barratt’s commitment to making show home gardens wildlife-friendly is a great step forward.

“Nature needs us more than ever, and creating gardens with wildlife in mind can help to provide much needed food, water and shelter for the nature around us.”

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To find out how you can give nature a home in your garden, visit rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/

To find out more about the new homes available at Kings Quarter, visit barratthomes.co.uk or call 0333 355 8474.