During Summer 2023, Raven Housing Trust’s Tadworth development was used to showcase how Map Impact’s nationwide biodiversity measurement and monitoring technology can track performance against nature-based targets.
Indicating the baseline status of biodiversity on estates, and their neighbouring regions, means that tailored interventions can be implemented to increase the presence of nature on new and existing developments, benefitting both the environment and residents.
The tool will also help housing providers to achieve their Environmental, Social, and Governance aims, meaning they will be eligible to borrow money from lenders at preferential interest rates, enabling them to invest in building more much-needed new homes.
Ali Bennett, Executive Director of Homes at Raven Housing Trust, said: “Map Impact are demonstrating the positive effect their innovative new tool will have on England’s existing and future housing developments. This will be instrumental in shaping housing providers’ planning processes and strategy creation as the sector journeys towards achieving its goal of becoming net zero carbon.”