Miller Homes Encourages New Buyers to Welcome Wildlife

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Leading housebuilder, Miller Homes is encouraging its new home owners to welcome wildlife into their gardens and communities after joining forces with the RSPB in a new initiative.

Leading housebuilder, Miller Homes is encouraging its new home owners to welcome wildlife into their gardens and communities after joining forces with the RSPB in a new initiative.

Under the initiative, purchasers at selected developments in regions across the country will receive a garden bird nest box along with a booklet of helpful hints and tips on how to encourage biodiversity by making their gardens a place where birds and nature’s other creatures can thrive.

According to the RSPB, which is currently running a campaign called ‘Giving Nature a Home’, wildlife and natural places are under a great deal of pressure and as such are in increasing danger of being damaged or lost completely.

Chris Endsor, Chief Executive of Miller Homes, said: "We are delighted to be collaborating with the RSPB on this initiative because sustainability is something we take very seriously. For us, this means playing a full part in working to safeguard the long term future of the world around us by building responsibly and sustainably and ensuring we do all we can to preserve the physical environment, as well as creating communities that flourish in every sense."

"One of the very simple steps we can take is to encourage biodiversity in the communities we are creating, and we hope that the families moving into our homes will enjoy using the nest box to give nature a home in their gardens."

Duncan Orr-Ewing of the RSPB, who is responsible for species and land management, said: “Homes are where we eat, where we sleep, and where we bring up our families. Our wildlife has the same basic needs and we are really pleased that Miller Homes has recognised this, taking positive steps to promote the concept of using our gardens as a place to protect nature and to allow it to thrive."

“We hope the nest boxes will prove to be an exciting addition for the Miller Homes’ purchasers involved in this initiative, and are confident that when families put theirs to use they’ll be amazed at what they find!”

Participating developments are as follows:

Scotland East – Glendevon Gate, Winchburgh
Scotland West – Fullwood Garden, New Stevenston
North East – The Meadows, Framwellgate Moore, Co. Durham
North West – Montgomerie Gardens, Clitheroe
Yorkshire – The Brookes, Drighlington
East Midlands – Weavers Court, Castle Donington
West Midlands – Sutton Goldings, Kidderminster
Southern – Admirals Wood, Sarisbury Green

This sustainable initiative coincides with the launch of Miller Homes’ new sustainability strategy, A Better Place, launched at the end of last year. The strategy sets out in detail what it aims to achieve between now and 2020. Miller Homes recognises that by committing to being sustainable and helping its customers, employees and partners to do so too; it can play a part in creating a better world.

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Notes to editors:

  •     Miller Homes is part of The Miller Group. Since it was established in 1934, Miller Homes has built more than 100,000 homes across the UK, providing a variety of properties to meet the needs of a wide range of purchasers at all stages of the property ladder.
  •     Miller Homes operates in six regions across the UK – Scotland, North West, Yorkshire, North East, Midlands and Southern.
  •     Miller Homes offers a variety of incentives, including government-backed schemes and its own schemes, to assist homebuyers in purchasing a new home.
  •     In 2013 Miller Homes was awarded five star rating in the National Home Builders Federation New Home Customer Satisfaction Survey and the results of independent research highlighted that 97% of its own customers would recommend Miller Homes to their best friend.
  •     Further information is available by visiting http://www.millerhomes.co.uk.

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