June 1st marks the end of No Mow May, which St Andrews West has been taking part in this year – it’s not that we’ve just been letting the grass go unruly!
No Mow May is an annual campaign run by Plantlife to encourage grass to remain un-mowed for the month of May. The benefits from letting the grass grow wild include – enhanced habitats for wildlife, tackling pollution, as well as helping offset carbon emissions.
This is just one of the efforts being undertaken on site to pursue our aim of being a development with a real focus on sustainability. Some other measures taken across St Andrews West include:
- Protecting local wildlife with the installation of a squirrel bridge and mammal tunnels.
- Spreading topsoil on nearby farmer’s land to help create fertile farmland for vital crops.
- Recycling demolition material from the Madras school site on South Street for haul roads within St Andrews West.
- Supporting the University of St Andrews carbon capture garden in Guardbridge by delivering topsoil to help in its creation.
- Extensive planting of trees.
- Championing active travel routes and methods throughout the masterplan and development.
This is just the start and we’re hoping to do more throughout the development to ensure sustainability remains a focus at St Andrews West. Keep an eye out for more efforts we have in the pipeline.