Building with Nature

I am an approved Building with Nature assessor.

If you are a developer considering
Building with Nature accreditation, please contact me.

Building with Nature is a voluntary approach that enables developers, who want to go beyond the statutory requirements, to create places that really deliver for people and wildlife. It brings together guidance and good practice to recognise high quality green infrastructure at all stages of the development process including policy, planning, design, delivery, and long-term management and maintenance. It has been developed by practitioners and policy makers, academic experts and end-users, and has been tried and tested in multiple schemes from Cornwall to Scotland.

The framework of standards is divided into four themes: core, wellbeing, water and wildlife.

There are three levels of accreditation:

  • Design - high quality green infrastructure demonstrated at the planning and design stage of development;

  • Good - high quality green infrastructure, delivering benefits within the boundary of the scheme; and

  • Excellent - exemplary quality green infrastructure, delivering benefits within and beyond the boundary of the scheme.

I work with developers who are committed to producing excellent schemes that will bring benefits to the environment and residents, over and above those required by standard planning guidance and law.