A place for people and nature to thrive

Landscape

Today’s challenge is to rethink how we live with nature, finding space for development and nature to coexist and thrive. Through Our Vision, Berkeley Group has committed to creating a net biodiversity gain on all new developments. Put simply, this means there will be more nature after we finished than before we began.

At Twyford we propose a landscape-led masterplan based around the concept of a ‘nature recovery network’. This would involve restoring and reconnecting areas of isolated habitat and creating valuable new natural spaces.

The masterplan envisages a joined-up network of green spaces and corridors to reconnect remnant habitats, re-establishing movement routes for wildlife species.

Twyford Gardens would include interconnected green corridors and spaces, featuring 1000s of new trees, woodland, wetlands, swales and hedgerows, all designed to provide connected spaces for people and nature to thrive.


Woodland

Woodland

Woodland

Wetlands

Wetlands

Wetlands

Green Corridors

Green Corridors

Swales

Swales

Parkland

Parkland

Parkland

Parkland
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Woodland

Provides spaces for wildflowers and insects to flourish amongst existing retained trees supplemented with extensive areas of new native tree planting. Additional tree cover would be designed to soften the appearance of new development and encourage movement of birds and bats.

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Wetlands

Would form part of a natural drainage network for surface water throughout Twyford Gardens. New ponds and wetlands would provide habitats for a wide range of species, from dragonflies to wading curlew and flitting butterflies.

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Green Corridors

Would provide opportunities for attractive and convenient cycle paths and walking routes alongside retained hedgerows and trees, supporting health and wellbeing.

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Swales

Can be located alongside key movement corridors to slow down surface water run-off and provide space to accommodate wildlife such as water voles.

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Parkland

Green spaces located throughout the development will be designed with features to encourage biodiversity including native tree, shrub and wildflower planting.