Our Placemaking Design Principles ensure sustainable transport provision is considered when procuring land. This enables our customers to benefit from multiple methods of Sustainable transport. We encourage cycling as a green travel option and have an extensive route of cycle paths across our developments. The majority of our homes include garages, to ensure bicycles can be stored safely and securely. As well as this, 94% of our developments are within 500m of a public transport point - either existing or provided by Redrow. We aim to reduce car dependency, and currently 5% of our large developments (with more than 100 homes) have a car club. 46% of our developments have other initiatives in place to reduce car dependency. At our Granary and Lancaster Mews developments in Clifton we have teamed up with Enterprise, a vehicle rental company, to provide residents with two years' free membership to their car club and are also giving them £50 driving credit to get them started. For ease of access, an Enterprise car will be parked at The Granary for Redrow home owners and other locals to use.
"We’re delighted to be partnering with Enterprise to offer an initiative which will provide long lasting benefits for residents, helping them to save money and benefit from ease of access to travel to anywhere in the UK. It also fits perfectly with our approach to sustainability and helping to ensure that our developments are as kind as they can be to the environment. Our residents having access to the Enterprise car club when they need it may reduce their reliance on private motor vehicles and, in turn, reduce the number of journeys on our roads."
STEVE JACKSON, Sales Director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire)
Redrow, Arriva and Henley Camland have partnered to create a new, on-demand mini bus service to access the Ebbsfleet Garden Village development in Kent. The innovative mode of transport is being offered to members of the community, including residents and visitors to the development and the surrounding area. The fully accessible mini-bus service works in a similar way to an on-demand taxi such as Uber. It is easy to use, with passengers ordering rides and slecting their pick up and drop off locations through the ‘ArrivaClick’ app. The introduction of a local mini-bus service reduces the need for private car ownership in the local area, helping to reduce carbon emissions generated through transport. Since it's launch in 2020, Arriva has described the take-up of the ArrivaClick bus service as “very good” with 500 rides in one week commencing 26 April 2021.
Redrow are a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and support its aspirations to promote sustainable development. We worked alongside them providing support in the development of a guidance document which outlines how to create health-promoting environments.
Redrow contributed £1.2 million towards the construction of the Raymond Fenton Community Centre, South Cerney, which is a hub for village interaction providing community space including a café, meeting room Wi-Fi and a hall.
Residents can also participate in the Edible Ebbsfleet initiative - a series of small scale food growing initiatives in public spaces which offers free access to fruit, vegetables and herbs, encouraging passers-by to pick, share, take home and cook.