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Sustainability

Our aim is to provide development solutions that are lasting and sustainable and in doing so we take on board a responsibility to protect and care for the environment, and build strong community relationships.

As part of Barratt Developments Plc, we closely consider environmental issues in our planning process and throughout our development processes, adopting a clear and focussed approach to sustainable development through remediation of brownfield sites, sympathetic design, careful selection of materials, imaginative landscaping and robust management solutions.

Preserving and improving the development environment through the creation of public realm and public open spaces is a priority for Wilson Bowden Developments. We also strive to create local employment and training opportunities as well as investing in local labour wherever possible.

Our commitment and responsibility to safeguarding the environment and enhancing communities, along with further policy documents can be found in the Barratt Developments Sustainability homepage.

Policy Statements and Reports include:


Management Systems Certification

  • Ocean Certification - Environmental Management System (PDF, 111 Kb)

    This is to certify that the Environmental Management System operated by BDW Trading ltd.- Wilson Bowden Developments, for the development of commercial, retail and residential developments conforms to the requirements of International Standard EN ISO 14001:2004

  • Ocean Certification - Occupational Health and Safety Management System (PDF, 115 Kb)

    This is to certify that the Occupational Health and Safety Management System operated by BDW Trading ltd.- Wilson Bowden Developments, for the development of commercial, retail and residential developments conforms to the requirements of BS OHSAS 18001:2007


Case Studies

Prior to acquisition, our sites are subjected to rigorous appraisals with various flood risk and ecological surveys carried out.

We place a great emphasis on safeguarding the environment and make every effort to provide solutions to environmental and ecological issues as the following case studies highlight.

  • Great Crested Newt Relocation (PDF, 189 Kb)

    The protection of a colony of Great Crested Newts was carried out before work could commence on the distribution warehouse at Junction 28 of the M1 motorway.

  • Relocation of Badgers (PDF, 227 Kb)

    The discovery of badger colonies on site in Castle Donington required experts to devise a relocation strategy.