PLACES FOR PEOPLE & WILDLIFE
At Thakeham, we want to see a world where seeing a hedgehog is an everyday experience. We believe that developments should provide accessible natural areas close to people’s homes, designed to complement the wider local landscape and linking up large, nature-rich open spaces with a network of green and blue corridors. Community green spaces can bring people together; and local parks and woods are valuable places for people to walk, play and unwind in.
Biodiversity Net Gain
Across our new developments, we are already committed to achieving at least a 10% biodiversity net gain. This will increase with a commitment that from 2025, Thakeham Homes will achieve a 20% Biodiversity Net Gain with biodiversity principles that guide us to deliver this primarily onsite where there is the biggest local community benefit, with the flexibility to deliver verifiable and tangible off site gains where on-site isn’t achievable.
Find out about the 41.28% biodiversity net gain at The Martingales here.
Eddie & Ellie
We believe that education on natural processes and native flora and fauna helps plant the seeds for living sustainable lifestyles in the future. We are developing an industry-leading holistic education package aligned with Thakeham’s values of placemaking and enhancing communities to be delivered in each of the areas we work in.
Helping residents connect with nature
We embrace opportunities to raise awareness of biodiversity with residents and people of all ages. Our booklet has been produced in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust, to help deepen people’s relationship with nature. Although our calculation of Biodiversity on a site doesn’t include gardens, we want to help make sure that people can cultivate a mosaic of habitats helping wildlife to thrive.
Thakeham is proud to work In partnership with leading organisations to achieve our sustainability goals.