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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 master planning of more than 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.

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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.

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Highlights

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Our Net Biodiversity Gain sites are set to create around 500 acres of new or measurable improved natural habitats

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Latest Awards

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Get Nature Positive Supporter
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Sir David Attenborough Award for Enhancing Biodiversity

Landscape Institute
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Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year

Housebuilder Awards

Latest News

Celebrating London Rivers Week at Woodberry Down

Celebrating London Rivers Week at Woodberry Down

We joined Thames21 and London Wildlife Trust to talk about the benefits of reconnecting the community with Stoke Newington reservoir.

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Berkeley Group named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year

Second consecutive win for sustainability at the annual Housebuilder Awards.

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HRH The Prince of Wales and the Blue Recovery Leaders Group at WWT Slimbridge

Leading Organisations to Help Create 100,000 Hectares of Healthy Wetlands in the UK

The Prince of Wales joined a meeting of the Blue Recovery Leaders Group, to learn more about plans to create a network of healthy wetlands.

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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.
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Enhancing Nature

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Berkeley Group 2021 Our Vision Update

This extract from the Berkeley Group Annual Report 2021 introduces our new ambitious strategy for the business and summarises performance from May 2020 to April 2021. It includes key achievements across each of our ten strategic priorities.
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Our Vision Performance

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