According to research from the Environmental Journal, The White Cliffs of Dover are currently eroding ten times faster than over the past few thousand years, due to climate change . To help maintain Kent’s most iconic feature and the local environment, housebuilder Barratt Kent has donated £250 to the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, which helps to maintain the local areas around its Martello Lakes development in Hythe and Richmond Park development in Dover.
The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership has been operating in the Dover and Folkestone and Hythe districts since 1989. With the help of over 300 volunteers, the charity works hard to protect and improve the local area for wildlife and people by managing 14 nature reserves. Barratt Kent’s donation will go towards protecting, promoting and enhancing the wild spaces in the southeast corner of Kent.
Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Kent, comments: “As a sustainable housebuilder, we are committed to protecting the nature at our developments and the surrounding local areas. The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership is one of the most important environmental organisations in Kent, and their values align closely with our own sustainable ethos, so we are proud to do our part by donating funds to their cause. The White Cliffs of Dover and surrounding areas are some of the most important parts of Kent’s identity, and we want to make sure we are going some way to help to protect them.”
Richard Haynes, Partnership Manager at White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, added: “As a not-for-profit organisation, every little helps as we work to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis and protect our precious wildlife, so this donation from Barratt Kent is greatly received”.