Outdoor planters and traditional planted areas can be considered as one feature for the purposes of Answer D, provided there is enough planting on the site to meet the intent of the issue.
To meet the requirements of Answer D, the following must be demonstrated:
- Outdoor planters, containing live plants and/or traditional planted areas
- Other planted areas such as green roofs or green walls
- Features to assist local fauna
20-Dec-2023 – The intent of this KBCN was to simplify compliance with Answer D. This has now been updated to clarify that it only applies to Answer D, thereby removing the potentially negative impact on meeting the requirements of Answer C. 24-Aug-2023 - Wording clarified. Change will be updated in the next re-issue of the manual.