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Enhancing local habitats

No specific actions are proposed in the short term, unless local residents and community groups want to do something.

There are a number of points relevant to the LGCHF, HCC & NHDC that should be brought to their attention. Other suggestions relate to individual gardens; a start should be made here with the Letchworth and District Gardeners Association.


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Our Approach

• Build new homes with natural fencing separating gardens eg box/beech/hawthorn/dogrose hedging

• Open up underused space for wild nature plants and create community gardens like Hitchin

• Plant wild flowers, eg on roundabouts

• LGCHF not currently encouraging wildlife hedging – only yew, privet or laurel

• Encourage biodiversity by enhancing local habitats.

• To reduce potential loss of vital flora and fauna on which we depend (especially bees).

• To minimise damage to the complex ecosystem in which we live.