New sensory planting area at development

A young resident with the slates

A young resident with the slates

A new sensory planting and landscaped green area is in place at a housing development.

Central Beds Council and David Wilson Homes have teamed up to install the facility at the Maythorns outside Dartmoor Way in Biggleswade.

Artist Wendy Briggs of Arlesey drew up the design for the project after being chosen by a panel.

The final scheme was launched earlier this month and features a stepping stone path made of slate, a slate roundel with artwork reflecting the heritage of Biggleswade and the Maythorns development, as well as a sensory planting scheme of wild flowers, herbs and small fruit trees.

Councillor Nigel Young, executive member for strategic planning and economic development at Central Beds Council said: “This new green area will be a fabulous place for the community to enjoy.

“Using a local artist and the ideas and plans of local residents, we’ve been able to facilitate a scheme that really shows the spirit of the area. “We hope people enjoy it for many years to come.”

Wendy said: ““It has been an enjoyable project especially as the ideas were developed with the help of the local residents, and that some created their own designs to go on the slate stepping stones.

“One resident expressed it as marking the time of the first settlers to the area.”

Chris Hatfield, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “David Wilson Home is so happy to have been involved in this project.”




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