New biodiversity plans for Soapworks scheme in Bristol

DEVELOPER FIRST BASE has announced new biodiversity measures for its £175 million Soapworks scheme, in line with Bristol’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency.

The major mixed-use development, which will include 166 new homes, an aparthotel and restaurants, will have 100 species of native plants attracting birds, insects, hedgehogs, butterflies and bees. Making the announcement on Earth Day, April 22, First Base project director Lucinda Mitchell said the green spaces were created in response to views from local people.

She added the plants would help with “air quality, attract wildlife and improve biodiversity and positively contribute to the health and wellbeing of people in and around the development”.
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