Nature | Our Vision 2030

Nature

Our goal is to create a net biodiversity gain and make a measurable contribution to the natural environment on every development.

Our Approach

Net Biodiversity Gain
Deliver a minimum 10% gain for every new development

We are proud to have led the industry on net biodiversity gain and laid the path for it to become a national legal requirement for all developments.

Since we became the first homebuilder to set our leading commitment to achieving a net biodiversity gain on every site back in 2017, we've used our Net Biodiversity Gain Toolkit in the masterplanning of 40 sites, which combined will create more than 480 acres of new or measurably improved natural habitats.

We have now raised our target to deliver a minimum 10% net gain on every site, regardless of its former use.

Over the next two years we'll be working closely with our managing agents and landscaping teams to ensure that they have the skills to maintain the habitats that we create in the long-term.

Net Biodiversity Gain, Nature | Our Vision 2030

Environmental Net Gain
Considering water, flooding and air quality

We recognise that construction can have an environmental impact beyond the perceptible changes to nature and habitats, such as the effect on air quality.

We have voluntarily committed to expanding on our established approach to enhancing nature, so that we deliver an even more valuable and holistic contribution to the environment on every site, including biodiversity, water resources, flood resilience and air quality.

Over the next two years we'll be partnering with a water company on water neutrality at one of our sites.

By 2030 we aim to achieve an overall environmental net gain on all developments.

Environmental Net Gain, Nature | Our Vision 2030

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Housebuilder of the year 2020 | Berkeley Group

Berkeley Group named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year
Second consecutive win for sustainability at the annual Housebuilder Awards.

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Kidbrooke Village biodiversity wins Sir David Attenborough Award
Cator Park awarded prestigious title at Landscape Institute Awards.

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Further information

Enhancing Nature

We consider net gain from the early design stages, to make sure that we are retaining and creating the right habitats. To help our design teams achieve this we have developed The Nine Concepts to inform our approach and we work with our ecologists, landscape architects and Local Wildlife Trusts to make this happen.

Enhancing Nature brochure | Our Vision 2030Enhancing Nature

Berkeley Group 2020 Our Vision update

This extract from the Berkeley Group Annual Report 2020 summarises performance during May 2018 to April 2020. It includes key achievements across each of the five focus areas in place during the commitment period.

Our Vision Annual Report Extract | Our Vision 2030Our Vision Performance