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03 Aug 2023


Today, Beaulieu Estate Management, part of the Land Trust, and Countryside and L&Q, the developers of Beaulieu, are celebrating after retaining the Green Flag Award for residential development, Beaulieu in Chelmsford, Essex for the second year running.

The news that Beaulieu has retained the accreditation - the international quality mark for parks and green spaces - is testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that care for the green space so that everyone can enjoy it.

Nationally the scheme is celebrating as 2,216 parks – the largest number since the scheme began 27 years ago – are proudly preparing to raise their flags.

Alan Carter, Chief Executive at the Land Trust said: “We are delighted Beaulieu has retained its Green Flag Award. We take great pride in managing the site which provides a well-kept green space for residents and the local community to enjoy and also an environment where nature and biodiversity can thrive.”

Martin Leach, Managing Director, Major Projects, Countryside said: “Countryside, now part of the Vistry Group, and our development partner L&Q, are thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for the second year running, for our beautiful parks and opens spaces here at Beaulieu. The award is a testament to our team’s dedication and hard work in planning, developing and maintaining high quality open spaces.”

“Beaulieu is a unique landscape-led residential development providing 176 acres of green space including communal gardens, parks, play areas and meadows, all of which will be looked after and maintained by Beaulieu Estate Management, a subsidiary of The Land Trust, for the enjoyment of current and future generations to come.”

Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme Manager Paul Todd MBE said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved at Beaulieu in achieving a Green Flag Award.

“Beaulieu is a vital green space for the community and for wildlife, bringing people together and providing opportunities to lead healthy lifestyles. The teams do so much to ensure that it maintains the high standards of the Green Flag Award and everyone involved should feel extremely proud of their achievement.”

The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of green spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.