The scheme for Peel Environmental will significantly improve local plant and animal diversity in addition to providing flood attenuation for this regionally important development. Working alongside the RSK ecology and land and development engineering teams, the landscape team has undertaken detailed plant selection, created plant communities and designed ecosystems. The key elements have been the creation of wildflower and grassland meadows, including ponds and scrapes; community spaces, including woodland planting, footpaths, footbridges and a diverted byway; and planting for new infrastructure such as roads and roundabouts. The team is now starting the maintenance phase of the scheme and is reaping the rewards of the ever-changing planting schemes.
Planting at Protos
Adjacent to J14 of the M56 motorway and the Manchester Ship Canal, Protos will become a strategic cluster of energy-intensive industries and their associated supply chains sitting alongside energy generators providing secure low-carbon, low-cost energy. The 130-acre consented site incorporates more than 50 acres of green space that will be managed by Cheshire Wildlife Trust and will form part of the Gowy and Mersey Washlands Living Landscape.