Due to its unique history the Wrexham Industrial Estate is an important haven for wildlife. As it is an industrial estate it presents an excellent opportunity to try to properly integrate the needs of the economy, the environment and society in a genuinely mutually beneficial way.
We are working with local businesses and other partners to make the landscape within and around the industrial estate more permeable to wildlife, more accessible for people, and more attractive to businesses whilst also improving the health and wellbeing of employees and nearby communities.
Activities include; Wildflower meadow management, hedge creation, nest box placement, road verge management, habitat creation for grizzled skipper butterflies, and restoration of footpaths.
The latest project under this scheme is the Biodiversity Means Business Project. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Sustainable Management Scheme which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. More about this scheme can be found here ...