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£1 million environmental investment kickstarts community

Green plans: homes at the Sherford Consortium, South Hams, will enjoy 500 acres of parkland

Green plans: homes at the Sherford Consortium, South Hams, will enjoy 500 acres of parkland

More than £1 million of planting and environmental improvements have been made before a single brick has been laid at a development in Devon.

The host of measures to enhance the landscape and wildlife have been made by the Sherford Consortium – the award-winning developers responsible for the new South Hams community, comprised of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey.

The work forms part of the largest habitat creation scheme in the South West, and has seen 200,000 trees (22 hectares) already planted on site by local contractors.

It’s the first stage of creating 500 acres of community parkland, which will be joined by allotments, urban parks, communal gardens, and an extensive network of cycle and footpaths designed by the award-winning south west based landscape and urban design practice Lavigne Lonsdale.

“In many developments the houses comes first and the green space comes later, but not at Sherford,” said Brian Deacon, Linden Homes South West sales and marketing director.

“From the outset, the vision for Sherford has been a community integrated into the picturesque Devon countryside. We are committed to honouring this and the woodland and parkland is our foundation, taking shape well ahead of building work.”

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