New Oxfordshire neighbourhood ready to welcome more wildlife

21 March 2018

Rachel Colin by the shelter 

Future residents of a new part of an Oxfordshire community will be able to enjoy an array of wildlife on their doorstep, as a variety of habitats are created and retained as part of a new homes scheme.

As part of the work the team at Bovis Homes' Hadden Grove location in Didcot have developed a new home for newts and frogs and are also preserving trees and woodland to enhance the natural surroundings at the location.

“We've created the reptile abode close to a pond on the site to provide a dark, cool area for them to shelter,” says assistant site manager, Rachel Colin. “We've used natural materials from around the site, such as wood and turf, to build the shelter and have also created other habitats for wildlife using the remaining logs.

“This is a really exciting location for us and it's going to be a lovely place to live – for people and animals alike! There are lots of established trees on the site and we're using these to create woodlands and features around the development.”

Bringing a range of 74 two, three and four-bedroom homes to the outskirts of Didcot, Hadden Grove will be a spacious location with footpaths, open spaces and a play park.

“There has already been a lot of interest in our Didcot development,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We're looking forward to launching our show home – and in the meantime, interested buyers can register on our website to receive a brochure when it's released.”

To find out more about Bovis Homes and to register interest in Hadden Grove, go to