As part of the planning process, we assess areas for sensitive ecosystems to ensure they are protected and enhanced. We work closely with local authorities in pre-planning to protect ecosystems and create zones that promote biodiversity. This year, we plan to have each development sewn with Wildflower Seed; a seed most commonly affiliated with farming areas, and our aim is to reintroduce this feature throughout all our developments. Once the seed is sewn we will manage the process and its growth until the meadows become self-sufficient and almost maintenance free. To add to this, we are arranging Planting Days with local resident participation as part of our overall community engagement initiative.
In Balbriggan, we have been working closely with residents in Taylor Hill on biodiversity projects including tree planting and wildflower bed creation to help enrich the local areas where we build. Last year with our support, the Taylor Hill Residents Association created a project called “The Pollinators’ Walk” - a pollinator-friendly corridor at the southern entrance of the estate. “The Pollinators’ Walk” project was subsequently chosen as a winner of the “Communities4Environment” competition run by Fingal County Council.