Sites with no invasive or diseased species

Where invasive or diseased species are not present, credits are not automatically awarded for the ‘Protecting against invasive or diseased species on site’ criteria. This is because these credits intend to recognise developments using sites that are contaminated by invasive or diseased species. If these species are not present the aim of these credits are therefore not being met.

This is part of the broader effort to encourage the use of contaminated land wherever possible, similar to the way credits are awarded for developments on sites that have been previously developed.