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Wildlife haven created at David Wilson Homes’ Derbyshire development

Wildlife haven created at David Wilson Homes’ Derbyshire development

Following the installation of several wildlife-friendly features at The Paddocks, David Wilson Homes’ new development in Newton Solney prioritises animal and human comforts.

David Wilson Homes looks to select areas of natural beauty for its developments, and The Paddocks is no exception, being encircled by stunning Derbyshire countryside and overlooking the River Trent, meaning that nature is very much on its doorstep. Because of this, the developer has taken steps to put animal welfare at the forefront of its aims for new properties.

A concern for biodiversity and the preservation of British wildlife is reflected in the design of each David Wilson Homes development. At The Paddocks, features such as badger runs and a wildlife corridor take into account the animal habitats which surround the properties, creating the ideal living experience for animals and humans alike.

Since 2014, David Wilson Homes has been in partnership with the RSPB in an effort to promote a wildlife-friendly approach to homebuilding and to make its developments as hospitable to animals and insects as possible. It plants, on average, twenty trees or shrubs for every home that it builds, endeavouring to suit these plants to the needs of the wildlife that surrounds its developments.

Jan Ruston, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said:

We work hard to ensure our developments are wildlife friendly and our badger highways at The Paddocks are a great way of providing a safe path for our nocturnal neighbours. This is an objective we strive to maintain throughout the homebuilding process, whether that’s through nature friendly planting or creating habitats and highways for wildlife. We want to make a difference in both providing new homes for our buyers and creating and maintaining homes for nature too.

Proving that The Paddocks really is a haven for animal life, a barn owl has also recently taken up residence there. It is the latest addition to a range of wildlife that is thriving alongside satisfied residents at the development.

In taking steps to achieve harmony between human housing and the natural world, David Wilson Homes allows its buyers to feel assured that they are helping local wildlife while enjoying their brand new homes.

The Paddocks is an ideal location for those who wish to remain close to nature while retaining convenient transport links to nearby town and cities, such as Burton-on-Trent and Derby.

For more information about the properties at this development, contact the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8473 or visit

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