The aim of this credit is to minimise the impact of a building development on the existing site ecology. It requires the use of a mitigation hierarchy when considering the impact of a development’s site preparation and construction on the existing ecological features. This hierarchy is as follows:-
- Reduction or limitation of negative impacts.
- On-site compensation.
- Enhancement, considering the capacity and feasibility within the site, or where viable, offsite.
A suitably qualified ecologist will need to be appointed in the early stages of the project to assess any impacts and produce a report.
WPSCC can assist you in obtaining this credit.
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