Newlands is a member of Planet Mark and a signatory to the British Property Federation Net Zero Pledge. We are committed to analysing our carbon footprint throughout our business operations and integrating plans to minimise our impact and reduce our emissions by a minimum 5% year on year, in line with the Net Zero Carbon decarbonization pathway. We monitor our performance on a quarterly basis to ensure we continue to act as a responsible business.

All of our proposed buildings at Basingstoke Gateway are being designed to target BREEAM Outstanding standards, which very few logistics buildings achieve. BREEAM is a measurement which assesses how sustainable the design, construction and operation of a building is. The buildings will also be Net Zero Carbon in operation.


Newlands has taken a truly landscape-led approach to the development of this scheme to ensure we have addressed the Appeal Inspector’s comments from last year.

We have worked to ‘break up’ the buidlings by creating eco-corridors between them; which provides both connectivity for habitats and gaps in the views between the buildings.

  • Targeting over 10% Biodiversity Net gain
  • 50% of the site (23.08ha) is proposed as green and blue infrastructure
  • circa 9ha trees planted and 2.2x increase over original outline application
  • circa 5,700 linear metres of proposed hedgerow

Working with our landscape consultant, we have proposed ‘pixelating’ the buildings which will help them to blend into the landscape more effectively. Similarly, the colouration of the cladding has been informed by an Environmental Colour Assessment (ECA) that uses colour and tone from the wider landscape to help the buildings fit into their surroundings.

The proposal incorporates generous areas of landscaping, with approximately 50% of the site (23 hectares) now dedicated to green and blue infrastructure.

All oak trees on site will be retained, and our plans now include reducing much of the tarmac drive to protect these trees and enable them to flourish. We are proposing 9 hectares of tree planting on the site, with 5,700 metres of hedgerow.

The development will substantially exceed 10% minimum Biodiversity Net Gain through enhanced ecology, creation of habitats and amenity spaces for local wildlife and communities.