Wickham Community Land Trust

Environmental Topics

Greening the Site

We believe that WCLT has taken three opportunities on the Houghton Gardens site to make a worthwhile contribution Green Leaf to open space and biodiversity in the village of Wickham. We are also inviting your continuing participation in the habitat plan (see below).


At Houghton Gardens, there is:

  1. A grassed central green with trees
  2. A wide buffer zone between Mill Lane and the new houses
  3. A 5m deep hedgerow on the northern boundary.

Our objectives for these three areas include:


Central Green


Buffer Zone


Hedgerow

The Houghton Gardens site

This site plan shows the three main areas where Site Plan our environmental proposals can be given full rein. (Plan courtesy of HGP Architects/Hyde Martlet)


Over the next few months we shall be thinking in greater detail about these plans and how best to reflect the wishes of the Wickham community.

You can help

To ensure the best possible greening of our site we have taken professional advice. In addition, we welcome your suggestions about planting, specific habitats or native species that we should try to encourage. Let us know your views via our contact us page.