Late appointment of the Suitably Qualified Ecologist

If the Suitably Qualified Ecologist (SQE) is appointed after the commencement of activities on-site and if the other requirements of this issue are met, then credits can still be awarded, provided that:

  • the SQE confirms that all relevant UK and EU legislation relating to the protection and enhancement of ecology has been complied with during the design and construction process
  • the SQE confirms that their late appointment has not compromised the adoption of any measures to improve the assessed site’s long term biodiversity.
13th Jul 21 Correction - applied to UK NC2018 LE05