Water company's £1.2bn plan set to improve environment in Nottinghamshire
Severn Trent’s latest plans will see the company commit to a range of pledges and schemes designed to reduce emissions, improve the environment and support customers.
The commitments include working with the RSPB in Sherwood Forest to improve and preserve some of the ancient woodlands as well as planting 1.3 million trees to both improve the environment and to help reduce flooding.
These projects are part of major plans to boost biodiversity in 5,000 hectares of land – roughly equivalent to two-thirds of Nottingham – by 2027.
Other projects include working on more than 600 hectares in the Bamford catchment in the Peak District to increase biodiversity through moss planting and gully blocking; and also working with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on enhancing and creating habitats in more than 400 hectares.
Liv Garfield, Severn Trent chief executive, said: “To truly make a difference we need to look after nature and the precious resources it provides, we need the most talented and engaged minds helping us drive performance, and we need customers who trust us to do the right thing for their communities.
“By committing to invest £1.2 billion in the next five years, we believe we can make a real difference to the environment and to the people we serve.”