Panattoni is committed to delivering a 10% net biodiversity gain through a mixture of on-site and off-site measures in partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust
Panattoni Park Aylesford will be an attractively planted environment that allows the biodiversity of the site to flourish. There will be new planting of native trees, shrubs, hedgerows and groundcover, especially in the wider green spaces at the south of the site.
Beech hedgerows will be allowed to grow up to two metres high and groups of trees, planted in a mix typical of native woodland, will create a glade where wildflowers and existing vegetation combine. This will form the meadow grass environment in which so much of our wildlife thrives.
The scheme will be considerably greener than many of the surrounding industrial areas, and through the on-site landscape and biodiversity improvements proposed, together with donations to support local wildlife initiatives, a net biodiversity gain of 10% above current levels will be achieved.
Landscaping to preserve biodiversity and create an attractive environment for employees and neighbours will include:
- Ground cover planting on the central boulevard
- Native beech hedgerows up to two metres high
- ‘Woodland group’ tree planting to create a glade
- Preserving significant existing vegetation
- Planting a wildflower meadow mix
- Planting scrubs
- Retaining the public right of way in the east of the site
- Installing bee hives