According to research conducted by the Woodland Trust, native woods and trees support a fifth of the UK’s Priority Species for conservation1, and the value of trees for flood protection is estimated to be £6.5 billion, and £6.1 billion for urban cooling2. In recognition of the importance of this research, David Wilson Homes, the housebuilder behind the Applegate Park development in Sittingbourne, has recently donated £720 to Milton Creek Country Park Trust’s for their Community Orchard tree planting project 2024.
Milton Creek Country Park is deeply rooted within Sittingbourne’s local community. Set amongst 128 acres, the park is a testament to Sittingbourne’s diverse social and environmental heritage, covering a range of habitats, from grassland, woodland, and wetland, as well as a range of sites of cultural importance, such as Saxon and Roman settlements and Victorian industrial sites. To build on David Wilson Kent’s pre-established investment of over £1 million in the Sittingbourne, the housebuilder is bolstering this amount this winter by firming their support for Milton Creek Country Park. The donation will support the Friends of Milton Creek and the further growth of Milton Creek Country Park’s young woodland habitat, David Wilson Kent wish to demonstrate their continued enthusiasm for community investment.
Natalie Perry, Director of Sales and Marketing at David Wilson Kent comments: “Now, more than ever, investing in our local green spaces is so important. When David Wilson Kent saw the incredible work happening at Milton Creek Country Park, we knew we had to show our support for their latest project. We feel our values align with the park here at David Wilson Kent, so we are proud to sustain local community heritage while investing in a green future. We are excited to see the new trees which are set to flourish over the next few years within the Sittingbourne community.”
A representative from Milton Creek Country Park added, “You can’t grow a healthy tree without nurturing its roots. By David Wilson Kent contributing to our growing woodland space they are helping us to develop our community green spaces thoughtfully, by keeping in touch with what makes us special. We are so grateful for this donation, and I cannot wait to see our woodland grow.”
David Wilson Kent’s Applegate Park development is located in Borden, a village just 1.4 miles from Sittingbourne. The development offers a collection of three and four-bedroom houses, with prices starting from £394,995 for a three-bedroom home.