October 12, 2017 Angela Leeman

Water Basin provides Home for Wildlife at Brough South

Water Basin at Brough South creates home for wildlife

Enhancing the habitat for wildlife is priority for the Brough South development. That’s why work is currently ongoing to provide a wildlife-friendly water basin and other ecological enhancements on the former airfield to the south of the development site.

The work, being carried out by VHE Construction, has been designed by BWB in consultation with Natural England and East Riding Council, and will increase biodiversity by creating a habitat for voles, waders, ground nesting birds and other wildlife, on what is an important route for migratory birds.

As part of the work, a fence will be put up around the public footpath that leads through the site and down to the Humber. Users can learn all about the importance of the habitat from information boards which will be erected.

Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “The water basin and other ecological enhancements will create a home for wildlife and increase biodiversity. The Humber, adjacent, is an SSSI and the basin will serve the birds associated with that.”

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