Measures for protecting features of ecological value

Where the actions outlined in CN ‘Protecting features of ecological value’Β are deemed not appropriate for a particular site, by a suitably qualified ecologist (SQE), it would be acceptable for alternative means of protection to be used where recommended by an SQE. Where alternative approaches are being used, the assessor must ensure that adequate evidence is collated to demonstrate the ecologists recommendations have been implemented, this should include clear photographic evidence of the solution implemented.

This is to ensure that professional expertise is applied to appropriately address specific scenarios.