BARRATT Developments North East is celebrating its ongoing partnership with wildlife charity Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) by continuing to raise the bar for nature-friendly housing across the region with the announcement of adding further wildlife-friendly features to its new sites.

By 2023, the housebuilder will further prioritise wildlife on all of its new developments by creating dedicated spaces for local biodiversity conservation. This commitment will include a range of wildlife-friendly features such as more newly planted trees, a greater number of hedgehog highways and swift nesting sites and a transition to becoming peat-free in an effort to help local nature habitats in trouble. Every new show home garden throughout the region will also follow strict RSPB guidance which prioritises wildlife through specialist planting and landscaping, with at least 50 per cent of the gardens to receive special RSPB commendations.

As part of the ongoing partnership, the company is also investing £1m across the county in an exciting new project with the RSPB to support people to help nature to thrive in their gardens, balconies and eventually in their community greenspaces under 'Nature on Your Doorstep.'