No opportunity for ecological enhancement

Where it can be demonstrated that there is no opportunity to make ecological enhancements, this Issue is not applicable and will be filtered out when the relevant scoping question is completed in the scoring and reporting tool.

An example of such a case could be a retail building with a glazed shop frontage, where there are no other external elements or spaces for enhancement.

Where evidence can be provided by the design team that there are no suitable external facades, roofs or other external areas within the developer’s control, there is no requirement for a SQE or wildlife group to provide confirmation.