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A new relationship with the environment

Accessible green spaces are an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Alongside the building of new homes, there is a conscious effort to ensure that green space is expanded and improved.

This green space is available to the public for walking, nature conservation, sports, and recreation. A network of accessible green spaces links the new developments, with new footpaths, cycleways, and leisure spaces.

Further open spaces at Ridge Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG), Mays Farm SANG and Five Acre Field SANG will all provide varied and semi-natural countryside walks and riverside views. Each SANG will be linked, providing a wildlife corridor. These green spaces are being brought forward alongside new development.

The University is actively involved in the management of these open spaces. As part of our work, we undertake various activities including the creation and restoration of hedgerows to provide enhanced habitats for nesting birds, replanting of wildflower meadows and reintroduction of native species. We are also engaged in the creation of new ponds and wildlife habitats for amphibians and grass snakes.