This comes partly down to loss of habitat as wildlife is losing its home and sources of food and water. Urban development has increased, meaning there’s less space for nature.

Climate change is damaging the habitats that are left. This is not only critical for wildlife, but for us too. As a housing provider we need a green infrastructure to help reduce overheating, prevent flooding and trees help to reduce air and noise pollution.

Improving and increasing biodiversity and open spaces, and having access to community space is also important for residents.

We’ll co-create with residents on their local open spaces and work closely with them on community projects such as tree planting, allotments and sensory gardens.

Biodiversity Front Cover

Biodiversity Pathway to 2030

We’re proud to have launched our Biodiversity Pathway to 2030 document, co-created with our residents.

Our pathway outlines our biodiversity plans to 2030. It includes detail around how we’ll promote nature recovery across 12% of our land portfolio such as woodland, grass and shrub areas, green roofs and waterways, covering 150 square hectares.

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Tree planting at Milton Regis (photo 1/4)

Tree Planting Morrissons House 2

Tree planting at Morrissons House (photo 2/4)


Tree planting at Milton Regis (photo 3/4)


Tree planting at Milton Regis (photo 4/4)

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  • 19 June 2024
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Our commitment to biodiversity - pathway to 2030 revealed

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  • 08 April 2024
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Earth Month Week 2 - Every drop counts: water usage

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  • 02 April 2024
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It's Earth Month - Waste Reduction: Small Changes, Big Impact

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  • 28 March 2024
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Community allotment celebrates its ten year anniversary

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  • 12 January 2024
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Southern Housing Shines with SHIFT Gold

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  • 18 December 2023
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Our new Environmental Sustainability Strategy

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  • 02 November 2023
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Our Climate Champions Shine Bright on the 2023 Climate Champion shortlist

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  • 13 October 2023
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Southern Housing Awarded Funds to Improve Heat Networks

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  • 18 July 2023
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Topping out at The Green Quarter

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  • 11 July 2023
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Topping out at new low carbon housing project

  • 11 July 2023
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Narrowing the retrofit skills gap

^ Source: Wildlife Trust.