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Berkeley Homes and Hart District Council reach milestone for Fleet community



On 23rd November, Berkeley Homes officially handed over the second phase of Edenbrook Country Park in Fleet, Hampshire, to Hart District Council.

It consists of distinctive biodiverse natural habitats, including grasslands, wetlands, and open meadows, all connected through a network of footpaths and cycle ways.

In addition to three open ponds dispersed across the country park, streams, and seasonal ponds, amenities also include play spaces and a BMX track.

The new country park has protected ground nesting birds in the area, after Berkeley created a new suitable green space for recreation, to abide by the guidelines of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area initiative. 

Berkeley gifted land to Thames Water to build a 30-metre underground water pumping station to try and alleviate foul water flooding for the local area.

The developer and district council have been working for 12 years on the country park, after beginning the project in 2008.

The Edenbrook Country Park was created as part of Berkeley Homes’ Edenbrook Village development, a new sustainable housing development with over 600 homes, all powered by a water management system run by the ponds and streams in the country park.

Hart District Council will take care of the estate parkland indefinitely on behalf of, and in partnership with, the residents at Edenbrook Village and wider local community.

Harry Lewis, managing director at Berkeley Homes (Southern), said: “This year has highlighted the importance of making green space accessible to everyone. 

“The Edenbrook Country Park is a fantastic local asset, and has already become a popular venue for people of all ages.

“Working closely with Hart District Council and local stakeholders, we have been able to deliver a really valuable amenity for new and existing communities, connecting people and nature, improving health and wellbeing, as well as enhancing the area’s biodiversity.”

Cllr David Neighbour, leader of Hart District Council, said: “We are proud of what we have managed to achieve for the community and hope residents will continue to enjoy this space. 

“We are looking forward to continuing to improve these facilities over the coming years."

 



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