New homes in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire are attracting a real buzz with a whole host of new residents quite literally winging their way to the brand new community.

David Wilson Homes is pledging its support to British wildlife by making its Great Oldbury development bee-friendly. It is planting a range of plants and shrubs in gardens and landscaped areas, specifically designed to create a buzz among the area’s honey bees.

And homebuyers at the development will be offered seeds when they move in, so they can plant more tempting foliage to encourage the important insects.

Official figures show the country’s population is in decline, and this is partly due to the lack of flowering plants, trees and shrubs that feed them.

“We are very aware of the need to create welcoming environments – not only for homebuyers within our new developments but also for the wildlife, which is crucial if the planet’s ecosystem is to thrive,” said sales director, Louise Ware.

“Bees play a hugely significant role in this – and we are delighted to be playing our own small part in helping them flourish.”

Great Oldbury is a development of three and four bedroom homes in Nupend in Stonehouse. The development forms part of a new community which will include a primary school, health centre and areas of open space. The town centre of Stonehouse is just five minutes away and Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bristol are also within easy reach.

For further details of homes at Great Oldbury call David Wilson Homes on 0330 057 2222 or visit

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