No Mow May at St Andrews West


An image of an overgrown meadow with a blue sky in St Andrews West

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.

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