We work with local residents, specialists and local councils to ensure we are properly considering the needs of the community and the environment. We hold public consultations or attend parish or other local events to understand the views of local people and we strive to take these into account in developing sustainable and sensitive planning applications. We work very closely with specialist ecology consultants to ensure we are being respectful of the environment including local wildlife, water needs, carbon emissions and more.
Our carbon emissions for the year are calculated in accordance with the requirements of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol – a Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard. Our emissions per house built are higher than several other housebuilders. Our newly established Sustainability Committee has set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 20% to less than two tonnes per home sold within three years.
We divert 96% of waste generated on our sites away from landfill, and we are looking at ways of improving our waste management.
We source 99.9% of the timber we use in construction from FSC or PEFC certified sources.