Biodiversity target

We aim to achieve a net increase in wildlife biodiversity and to safeguard protected sites.

We will provide natural “green” spaces and routes throughout the town for people and wildlife.

How we will achieve it

  • By raising awareness of the town’s important natural features and important wildlife
  • Working with organisations that own and manage land within and surrounding the town to share resources, collaborate on conservation initiatives and promote the idea of responsible recreation
  • By bringing around 200 hectares of natural greenspace into active management for wildlife to thrive in and people to enjoy
  • Ensure new and existing buildings are designed to incorporate features that benefit biodiversity, such as green roofs and bird boxes
  • By providing a range and scale of greenspaces that work together, forming a comprehensive green infrastructure network with the ‘green loop’ and ‘green grid’ at its heart