Morgan Sindall Group is delighted to announce another innovative project in its series of partnerships; this time with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Yorkshire Peat Partnership to work in collaboration to support the Great North Bog peatland.
This project will locate, develop, and restore 300 hectares of severely damaged blanket bog in the North Pennines AONB, UNESCO Global Geopark, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and the surrounding upland areas. It is a landscape approach to restoration across nearly 7,000 km2 of upland peat which currently stores 400 million tonnes of carbon. Eleven sites have already been identified, and the process of rewetting has begun.
“We recognise that healthy peatlands provide many benefits to society and are vital in helping tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. The peatland restoration programmes of northern England have developed a vision to match the scale of this ecological challenge,” said Morgan Sindall Group plc chief executive, John Morgan. “This is a really exciting partnership for us because their vision aligns with one of our strategic aims to not only become net zero ourselves, but also to help others do the same.”
“This dynamic partnership has hit the ground running,” said Graham Edgell, director of procurement and sustainability at Morgan Sindall Group plc. “The rewetting of the first 11 sites is already underway, accelerating the joint ambition to deliver natural vibrant habitats full of life and betterment for everyone. This exciting project is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to enhancing communities and delivering a lasting legacy.”
Last year, Morgan Sindall Group also announced a partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to help them restore existing farmland into a haven for wildlife.