Highly Commended in Biodiversity Net Gain

TEP is delighted to have received Highly Commended in the Biodiversity and Net Gain category of IEMA’s Sustainability Awards 2019 for our work at the Heathlands in Buckley, North Wales.

The award recognises excellence and achievement in delivering biodiversity or environmental net gain with evidence of showing leadership and breaking new ground in good practice. Heathlands is a collaboration between Redrow Homes, Natural Resources Wales and North East Wales Wildlife delivering 300 new homes set within a landscape of interconnected wetlands and water bodies. 45 ponds were created within the site’s Nature Reserve with a count of over 1000 Great Crested Newts, twice the target for the entire composite SSSI.

TEP Director Katie Shilcock said “We are delighted to have been recognised for the successful delivery of an ecologically complex scheme delivering net gain through a biodiversity-led masterplan and creation of a sustainable ecosystem and water cycle.”

You can read more about the scheme on our project page.