Black have joined an eminent group of ecologists, landscape architects and sustainability consultants to assess the impact of Biodiversity Net Gain legislation on smaller scale development sites.
The practice responded to a request from the UKGBC to its members to join this wide-ranging group of professionals on the Sounding Board to test the Biodiversity Net Gain Metric. The assessment will focus on sites of less than 9 residential units or 1,000m2 of commercial space to determine the ecological value that exists before design commences. Our experience of working on varied projects of this scale in urban environments will bring an architectural perspective to the assessment process.
The aim of the new legislation will be to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state, enhancing the wellbeing of those who use the places we design.