Case Study: Burton Woods, Spennymoor

[fluid][section title="Section" id="section12" wide=true css_sm="padding-right:50px;padding-left:50px;" css_xs="padding-right:10px;padding-left:10px;" css="padding-right:15%;padding-left:15%;padding-bottom:50px;" tag_image_style="imagestyles-105"] [layoutbox css_sm="width:100%;" css_xs="width:100%;margin-bottom:10px;display:block;" css="background-color:#f5f5f5;-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-o-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-ms-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);float:right;width:50%;margin-left:50px;margin-bottom:25px;padding:10px;"][layoutbox_1 css="width:50%;display:inline-block;float:left;"][text tag="h3" css="margin:0px;"]Developer: [/text] [text tag="p"]Barratt Homes NE[/text] [text tag="h3" css="margin:0px;"]Area: [/text] [text tag="p"]30,000m2[/text] [text tag="h3" css="margin:0px;"]Accessed:[/text] [text tag="p"]2016[/text] [text tag="h3" css="margin:0px;"]Postcode: [/text] [text tag="p"]DL16[/text] [text tag="h3" css="margin:0px;"]Households:[/text] [text tag="p"]216[/text][/layoutbox_1] [layoutbox_1 css_sm="float:right;" css_xs="width:100%;display:block;" css="background-color:#f5f5f5;-webkit-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-o-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-ms-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);-moz-box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);box-shadow:0px 0px 6px 0px rgba(51, 51, 51, 0.25);width:50%;float:right;"][image image_style="imagestyles-108" image="https://www.greenbelt.co.uk/images/CaseStudies/BurtonWoods/UKMapBurtonWoods.png" css="width:100%;"][/image][/layoutbox_1][/layoutbox] [fluid_1][layoutbox css_sm="width:100%;" typography_sm="Text {text-align: justify;}" css_xs="width:100%;display:block;" typography="Text {text-align: justify;}"][text tag="p" css_xs="clear:none;"]Originally delivered by the developer, Barratt David Wilson Homes Newcastle, the vast landcaped areas perfectly complement the neighbouring residential development, offering a bevy of biodiversity.

The interlocking matrix of protected habitats includes long grasslands and wildflower meadows popular with insects and birds, while the wetlands within the bio-park are home to the rare Great Crested Newt.

These amphibious salamanders (including their eggs, nests and breeding sites) are heavily protected under conservation laws - but our variable specificaiton recommends the area be cut only with specialised flail equipment, to avoid endangering the animals.

Similarly, the grassland areas are subject to a grazing regime, as recommended by the development’s ecologist, creatively maintaining the diverse sward while keeping both mechanical costs and carbon emissions to a minimum.

Meanwhile, the historic woodlands which give the development its name date back to the 17th century, receive an annual tree audit.[/text][/layoutbox][/fluid_1] [fluid_1][layoutbox css_sm="clear:both;" css_xs="width:100%;display:block;float:none;clear:both;" css="width:100%;clear:both;position:relative;"][image alt="Burton Woods grass" image_style="imagestyles-107" image="https://www.greenbelt.co.uk/images/CaseStudies/BurtonWoods/BurtonWoods3.jpg" css_md="width:50%;height:500px;float:left;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:10px;padding-right:10px;" css_sm="width:50%;padding:5px;" css_xs="width:100%;float:none;display:block;padding:0px;" css="width:50%;z-index:1;float:left;height:500px;padding:10px;"][/image] [image alt="Burton Woods flowers" image_style="imagestyles-106" image="https://www.greenbelt.co.uk/images/CaseStudies/BurtonWoods/BurtonWoods1.jpg" css_md="width:50%;height:500px;float:right;padding-right:10px;padding-left:10px;margin:10px 0px;" css_sm="width:50%;padding:5px;" css_xs="width:100%;float:none;display:block;padding:10px 0px;" css="float:right;width:50%;height:500px;padding:10px;"][/image][/layoutbox][/fluid_1] [/section][/fluid]