Although the year may be winding down and the good weather is all but behind us now, Greenbelt is still growing strong this autumn: we’ve taken on open space management of more than 700 new households recently, making the Greenbelt family bigger than ever before!
Our Stallington Village development in Stafford is especially topical at this time of year, as its verdant woodland pathways are sure to burst with beautiful autumnal colours. Featuring amenity-, long- and meadow-grassed areas as well as charming managed watercourses, the tone of this unique development now revolves more around its beautiful open spaces than the historic hospital grounds that once stood here.
In fact, in order to completely maximise the enjoyment of the 124 households that we cater to in the area, Greenbelt carefully schedules its tree works around the nesting habits of the birds living in the adjacent woodland, so that we can provide a safe habitat for them and an authentic nature experience for local residents at the same time.
This autumn, Greenbelt welcomed new residents on a number of other estates, including 65 households on our new Barley Fields development in Northamptonshire, featuring new-planted shrubs and trees alongside a Sustainable Urban Drainage System (“SUDS” for short) basin.
We also begun management of the beautiful St Canna's Green in Glamorgan, featuring new-planted standard trees and hedging, as well as 3 SUDS soakaways to efficiently protect nearby households from flood risk. Our Poppy Fields development in Gildersome is similarly attractive, with its well-landscaped, amenity-grassed open spaces featuring standard trees and lighting columns, enclosed by metal fencing and timber rails.
Greenbelt also took on 99 new households in our new Meadowgate Park development in Yorkshire, which showcases an attractive amenity-grassed village green area, complete with standard specimen trees, bow-topped fencing and footpaths – all of which we manage and maintain for the enjoyment of local residents. That’s not all though: the open spaces on this beautiful development also feature naturalistic play equipment in both stone and timber, an eye-catching alternative to our standard play areas, which you can read about here.
We also welcomed new residents to our brand-new developments Drumenny Road, Crichie Meadows, Mitchell Gardens, Kingfishers, Radley Fold, Croes Atti and Tyn Y Gollen, while our existing sites Marina Hospital, Church Fields and the Green all saw small expansions this autumn.