Under the initiative, purchasers at the town’s The Brookesdevelopment will receive a garden bird nest box along with a booklet of helpful hints and tips on how to encourage biodiversity by making their gardens a place where birds and nature’s other creatures can thrive.
According to the RSPB, which is currently running a campaign called ‘Giving Nature a Home’, wildlife and natural places are under a great deal of pressure and as such are in increasing danger of being damaged or lost completely.
Steve McElroy Sales and Marketing Director at Miller Homes Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with the RSPB on this initiative because sustainability is something we take very seriously. For us, this means playing a full part in working to safeguard the long term future of the world around us by building responsibly and sustainably and ensuring we do all we can to preserve the physical environment, as well as creating communities that flourish in every sense.
“One of the very simple steps we can take is to encourage biodiversity in the communities we are creating, and we hope that the families moving into our homes will enjoy using the nest box to give nature a home in their gardens.”
Duncan Orr-Ewing of the RSPB, who is responsible for species and land management, said: “Homes are where we eat, where we sleep, and where we bring up our families. Our wildlife has the same basic needs and we are really pleased that Miller Homes has recognised this, taking positive steps to promote the concept of using our gardens as a place to protect nature and to allow it to thrive.
“We hope the nest boxes will prove to be an exciting addition for the Miller Homes’ purchasers involved in this initiative, and are confident that when families put theirs to use they’ll be amazed at what they find!”
This sustainable initiative coincides with the launch of Miller Homes’ new sustainability strategy, A Better Place (http://www.miller.co.uk/
The Brookes can be found off Whitehall Road in Drighlington BD11 1LN. The sales team can be contacted on 0808 250 6771 or can be visited from Thursday - Monday, 10.30am - 5.30pm. Alternatively visit www.millerhomes.co.uk for further details. Homes available include four bedroom town houses from £247,750 and five bed detached properties priced from £340,000.
Picture Caption:[L-R] Duncan Orr-Ewing, Head of Species and Land Management at the RSPB; Lynne Anderson, Sales Adviser at Miller Homes; Garry McDonald, Procurement and Sustainability Director at Miller Homes
Notes to editors:
Miller Homes is part of The Miller Group. Since it was established in 1934, Miller Homes has built more than 100,000 homes across the UK, providing a variety of properties to meet the needs of a wide range of purchasers at all stages of the property ladder.
Miller Homes operates in six regions across the UK – Scotland, North West, Yorkshire, North East, Midlands and Southern.
Miller Homes offers a variety of incentives, including government-backed schemes and its own schemes, to assist homebuyers in purchasing a new home.
In 2013 Miller Homes was awarded five star rating in the National Home Builders Federation New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey and the results