Environment

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and for this reason we are constantly looking at ways of mitigating the potential adverse impacts from the M6toll. We take every opportunity to enhance the environment, while taking into account value for money.

  • During the construction of the M6toll, more than 1 million trees and shrubs were planted, environmental ponds were built, rare heathland translocated and ancient hedges relocated. In addition to this, noise mounds and noise fencing were used in combination with quiet road surfacing to minimise the noise impact of the M6toll
  • MEL work with ecology specialists to protect a wide range of local wildlife including: water voles, badgers, otters, bats, great crested newts and white-clawed crayfish (both protected species)
  • The M6toll runs through the Chasewater Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • MEL also sponsored the Green Arc Partnership, which was formed to work on enhancing the rural and urban fringe affected by the building of the M6toll
  • In 2005 MEL won the Dark Skies Award for the environmentally friendly lighting on the M6toll
  • MEL have achieved accreditation to ISO 14001
  • MEL are currently working towards a reduction in their carbon emissions.
  • MEL are carrying out a feasibility study into the use of renewable energy sources.

 

 Read our Environmental Statement.

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