A population of slow worms will experience their very own short distance moving day to save them from harm at a site we’re preparing to develop in Maidenhead, Berkshire.
The native species is protected under law and with the help of ecologists we’re going to great lengths to make sure the creatures are safe during construction and stay locally when it’s complete.
The slow worms – which look like snakes but are actually legless lizards – will be gently caught at the Boyn Hill Avenue plot and deposited in sealed-off areas nearby which our team will set up also to safeguard several trees.
Once the collection of quality one and two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses are finished, the barriers will come down and the creatures will be free to slither wherever they like.
Linden Homes Chiltern managing director Darren Maddox said: “We take our responsibility towards the environment very seriously, so although it can be a complicated and painstaking process we’re determined to do it correctly.
“The country desperately needs new homes to be built but no one’s going to thank us if we don’t respect the wildlife while we’re doing it.”
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