August 17, 2017

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Simon Fraser appointed to HTA Board -

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Lewis Normand becomes Southern sales manager for Bernhard’s Nurseries -

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Boost to countryside site from successful grant application -

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£6.2m government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town -

Monday, August 14, 2017

Unprecedented conservation project starts in Warwickshire

As part of preparations for Britain’s new high speed railway, HS2 Ltd is creating its first new wildlife habitats along the line of route.

Work at the Finham Brook site in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, starts this month and includes the creation of six new ponds as well as new woodlands featuring over 6,200 trees and shrubs. It’s expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The new habitats will support local wildlife species ranging from birds to great crested newts. They are part of an unprecedented conservation project, which will see a green corridor of connected wildlife habitats created alongside the railway, including up to seven million new trees and shrubs, as well as wetland, ponds, heathland and meadow.

Anthony Coumbe, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd’s head of Environment for this region said: “The new habitats at Finham Brook will be the first of many to come between London and the West Midlands. They will help us to care for the local environment and serve as a new home to wildlife affected by the future development of the railway.

“At Finham Brook, we’re creating a bigger and better habitat than local species such as great crested newts currently have. We’ll relocate newts to the habitat next year, once it has become properly established, while other wildlife will start to use the area naturally over time.

“Ultimately, we’re aiming to create a railway that works for nature as well as passengers, with a green corridor of connected habitats running through the spine of the country.
Various preparatory works for the first phase of HS2, from London to the West Midlands, are currently underway. These range from nature conservation activity to archaeology investigations.”

Main construction work is set to start in 2018/19 following detailed design work.

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