In line with LE 04 Criterion 4, in certain circumstances, BREEAM may recognise ecological enhancements which are not within the boundary of the site being assessed.
Off-site enhancement may be accepted where:
- Assessment Route 2 is followed
- On-site enhancement is not possible, or the Suitably Qualified Ecologist (SQE) confirms that the proposed ecological enhancements are appropriate and more effective than can be done solely within the red line boundary.
- The enhancement is made within the “Zone of Influence” [See LE 02 – Definitions]
- There are arrangements in place for the on-going maintenance of the enhanced land. This could be demonstrated by compliance with LE 05
Full justification and robust evidence must be submitted when relying on this approach.