The Neighbourhoods of Sunningdale include a number of design features aimed at minimizing the impact of human habitation on the natural environment.

  • Buffer plantings — Native species have been grouped to mimic natural plant groupings and serve as protective transition zones that enable interior habitats to naturally expand outwards.
  • Tree preservation — Although some small woodlots and trees had to be removed, good specimens have been preserved and transplanted to other locations. Other trees were carefully sheltered and protected during the construction phases.
  • Fully landscaped Storm Water Management facilities will be created to naturally handle much of the storm water run off instead of just channeling into sewers. They will also become an aesthetic focal point for walks and observing nature.