A NEW housing development site in Binfield will provide 13 hectares of green space for the community, which has been designed to enhance wildlife.

Bloor Homes is currently building the first phase of the development at The Fairways development site, where the former Blue Mountain Golf Course used to be.

As well as providing about 400 new homes the site is also set to provide allotments, play areas and a public open space.

The 13-hectare Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG) is designed to make use of the existing landscape features, including trees and ponds.

The space accounts for almost a quarter of the site and will include tree planting, a community orchard, open meadow and grasslands, a new view point, a picnic area and woodland to support wildlife.

Luke Southgate, the regional sales director at Bloor Homes Southern believes the nature space is a significant part of the development.

He said: “We are delighted to be delivering much-needed new homes at The Fairways and to be providing such a significant area of publicly accessible natural space as part of development.

“We know how much people value access to green space so we are thrilled to be retaining and enhancing this area for the enjoyment of new and existing residents.”

In addition a 2.4km circular walking route will be created within the green space, as well as other secondary routes providing connections to existing rights of way and the residential development.

King’s Academy Binfield, a new 1,800-pupil school has already been completed and opened its doors to the public in September last year.

At the moment over 15,000 trees have been planted within the SANG. For more information, visit: www.bloorhomes.com.