Two friends and young child with pushchair walking in sunshine with wild flowers in foreground

The vision for Alconbury is the desire to take down the fences and allow both nature and the community back in.

Family with young child enjoying a walk together along walking routes

Connecting woodlands

Over 200 acres of new woodland and hedgerows will be created at Alconbury Weald to strengthen habitat links to the surrounding area.

Replenishing grasslands

Over 500 acres of new species-rich grassland will be provided for people and wildlife to enjoy. This will enable new and lost species such as the Pasque (the county flower of Cambridgeshire) to flourish.

Recycling water

By capturing, storing and recycling rain and surface water, new landscapes and habitats can be delivered across Alconbury Weald.

Dragonfly landing on plant

The creation of a country park at Grange Farm also provides an opportunity to create other habitats, as well as providing recreational access for the local community and new residents.

An ecological strategy is in place, which identifies the habitats and species that can be protected and enhanced during development. The Wildlife Trust, Natural England and other local groups were involved throughout the design process.

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