Wildlife and nature are at the heart of Graven Hill so while construction progresses, we’re making sure to take care of our existing residents.

Our green spaces, and the wildlife that calls them home, are just as important to the character of the site as the houses themselves.

We’ve outlined some of the more dominant species of wildlife at Graven Hill below.

Wildlife - Badger


Badgers can be found in the historic woodlands of Graven Hill in underground sets. They are protected and it is illegal to harm a badger or damage a badger set.


Graven Hill is home to both common pipistrelle and brown long-eared bats. They roost in buildings and trees across the site and nearby. They leave their roosts in the evening and forage for food along the hedgerows and at the woodland edge.

Wildlife - Peregrine Falcon


There are over 50 species of bird living at Graven Hill. 24 of these species are on the list for conservation concern and three are highly protected.

Some of our most common species include peregrine falcons, barn owls and red kites. The most common is the wood pigeon.

Wildlife - Deer


Large deer populations can cause significant damage to the environment. The deer population at Graven Hill is managed so that the woodland remains a healthy habitat for all species.

Grass Snakes

The largest species of snake in the UK. It lives in open woodlands and hedgerows close to ponds and lakes. It is not dangerous to people.

Wildlife - Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newts

The largest native newts species in the UK. It is found in bodies of water on site, in woodland areas and in hedgerows. A fence surrounds the site to prevent the newts from entering works sites and being harmed.

Download a Wildlife Map of Graven Hill here and get an outline of where you’ll find the homes of some of these creatures. Find out more about how Graven Hill is working hard on sustainability and protecting local wildlife on our Environment page.