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Sustainable Living


Welcome to the Sustainable Living section of The Bolnore Hub – part of the environmental management plan.
In this section we will be exploring how you, a resident of Bolnore, can help contribute towards sustainable practices of living and working as well as help to maintain and enjoy the abundant flora and fauna we have in and around the village.

Objectives for a sustainable Bolnore

  • Maintain and improve current wildlife diversity and habitats
  • Contribute the least amount of landfill waste in the county area
  • ‘Go green’ in the home and garden

What is an Environmental Management Plan?

The environmental management plan has been prepared in order to meet a number of planning conditions which require that a management plan be prepared prior to commencement of development of phases 4 & 5 of the Bolnore Village.  The key issues which the conditions are meant to address are to minimise impacts to ecology, to seek ecological enhancement wherever possible, to define the width of the buffer zone around the fringes of the development, and to define and/or limit land uses within the buffer zone and open spaces.

The species/groups targeted include; birds, bats, mammals [including dormice (Muscardinus avellanarius) and badgers (Meles meles)] invertebrates, plants, reptiles & amphibians. Each of the strategies will remedy any effects of the phases 4 & 5 development on one or more of these groups. Together these strategies will ensure the biodiversity of the site as a whole is maintained and improved where possible. The site layout and design has taken into account ecological constraints.

As part of the plan we have developed  a brief guide to sustainable living in Bolnore Village.