the uk’s BIODIVERSITY and housing crises
The UK is in the midst of a housing and biodiversity crisis
Through the Environment Bill, housing developers will be handed the opportunity to play a fundamental role in improving the UK’s environment while addressing the country’s crippling housing shortage.
340,000 houses must be built annually in order to address the UK’s housing shortage. If not handled correctly this level of construction has the potential to cause significant damage to the habitats on which the UK’s wildlife depends.
However – if done right – measures taken to meet the emerging Environment Bill will enable developers to enrich the environment and protect these species as they build much-needed new communities.
This is a golden opportunity for developers to show that the natural environment can be improved because of new development – not despite it.