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Along the Phase One route, which cov­ers 216km from Lon­don to the West Mid­lands, the green cor­ri­dor will en­com­pass:

7 mil­lion new trees and shrubs, in­clud­ing over 40 na­tive species, spe­cific to each lo­ca­tion. The new na­tive wood­lands will cover over 9 square kilo­me­tres of land.

Over 33 square kilo­me­tres of new and ex­ist­ing wildlife habi­tat – equat­ing to an area the size of 4,600 foot­ball pitches. That’s an in­crease of around 30% com­pared to what’s there now.

Tai­lor-made homes for wildlife, rang­ing from bat houses to 226 new ponds for great crested newts and other am­phib­ians.

Earth­works and land­scap­ing which will re-use around 90% of the ma­te­rial ex­ca­vated dur­ing con­struc­tion.

The po­ten­tial to support com­mu­nity projects and de­velop amenity spa­ces such as ac­cess routes, pub­lic parks, open spa­ces and na­ture re­serves.

Work on the pi­o­neer­ing ini­tia­tive is ex­pected to set new stan­dards for how Bri­tain and the rest of Europe builds the next gen­er­a­tion of major in­fra­struc­ture projects.

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