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Harron Homes helps wildlife at Thoresby Vale development in Edwinstowe by installing bat and bird boxes

A housebuilder is helping to support wildlife at one of its developments by installing bat and bird boxes.

Harron Homes is regenerating the former Thoresby Colliery site at Edwinstowe with its Thoresby Vale development.

The site is surrounded by woodland, and 14 bat boxes being installed into the homes at Thoresby Vale have been chosen to suit pipistrelle bats, which have been recorded in the area.

A bat box in a home at Thoresby Vale, Edwinstowe. (43394425)
A bat box in a home at Thoresby Vale, Edwinstowe. (43394425)

The population of the bats has declined dramatically across the UK in the last few decades.

The site also has 14 sparrow homes being put into place to provide suitable nesting for the house sparrow population in the area, which is now red-listed as a species of high conservation concern.

Wayne Barrett, technical director at Harron Homes said: “At Thoresby Vale, as at all our developments, a priority has been placed upon enhancing the natural environment that residents will benefit from, with the backdrop of Sherwood Forest.

“We’re glad we can contribute to the wider environmental plan with the bird and bat boxes to protect and hopefully encourage the existing population.”

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