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The Beeches is an exciting new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in the historic West Sussex village of Lindfield.

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The Beeches Ecology

There is a wealth of wildlife that calls The Beeches and the surrounding area home. The landscape in and around the development has been enhanced with mature planting and preservation measures have been implemented to safeguard existing populations of protected species. These improvements are designed to integrate into the existing habitats at The Beeches and create a framework that ensures that local flora and fauna can thrive.


The grassland bordering the entrance to The Beeches has been sown with a wildflower seed mix to encourage pollinators and other invertebrates that will provide a vital food source for local bird and bat populations. This area will be cut back twice annually, in late summer (September) and early spring (March/April). Winding pathways will be mown into the grassland at monthly intervals to create a varied vegetation structure and keep the meadow edges purposeful and tidy.


To enhance the environment for native bird populations, a range of bird boxes will be installed across The Beeches. These include specialist sizes and shapes for specific species such as House Sparrows, Robins, Swifts and House Martins, as well as general sizes for other varieties. Hedgerows have been retained and enhanced to provide shelter for ground dwelling birds such as the Red-Legged Partridge and Pheasants.


As well as enhancing the existing hedgerows, new dormouse-friendly habitats have been created using deadwood and brash from the site, with native woody species such as hazel, honeysuckle, elder and hawthorn planted to enrich these areas. Dormouse boxes have been positioned in the retained and improved hedgerows to provide shelter while the new planting is establishing.


The enhanced hedgerows, created from deadwood and brash cleared from The Beeches during the early stages of development, will also serve as ‘habitat piles’ and hibernacula for local reptile and amphibian populations. These areas will also provide a valuable environment for saproxylic invertebrates (deadwood dependent insects) and in turn, a food source for reptiles and amphibians as well as birds and mammals. To enable basking spots to remain open and accessible, grassland areas sown with wildflowers will be cut back on a regular basis.


Trees with roosting features have been identified and preserved, with enhancements such as crown lifting carried out and bat boxes introduced. Bat tubes with integrated wooden perches are to be built into the external walls of a number of homes. Lighting reduction measures have been reviewed and approved by a licensed bat ecologist and have been designed to ensure safe routes for foraging and travelling to and from the development.


The Beeches is an exciting new development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes in the historic West Sussex village of Lindfield.

The homes at The Beeches are expertly designed to minimize their impact on the environment.

Lindfield is just north of Haywards Heath and less than an hour’s drive from Brighton, meaning residents can easily access the south coast or the City by road or rail.

Lindfield is surrounded by countryside that forms part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that runs through Sussex, Surrey and Kent. The High Weald is ancient landscape of small fields, woodland, rolling hills, valleys, heaths and sandstone outcrops that has many stunning views and routes for walkers, including the High Weald Landscape Trail and Sussex Border Path, which both pass close to Lindfield.

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