BIODIVERSITY NET GAIN
The Pudlicote project is the brainchild of local landowner Bradley Wickens and is an ambitious scheme to revert 30ha of former arable land on the floodplain to a more natural 35ha habitat mosaic including wetlands, floodplain meadows, riparian scrub and woodland. The project has also restored nearly 1km of the River Evenlode. Delivery has been undertaken in a series of stages since 2018 and is now nearing completion. The scheme is a first of a kind with resulting habitats linked to a site specific ‘habitat bank’ to be funded by Biodiversity Net Gain credits.