“We are delighted to announce that John Lockhart has been granted approved assessor status for Building with Nature (BwN).
Building with Nature is the UK’s first accreditation scheme that provides a robust benchmark for green infrastructure. The scheme is now becoming widely recognised and valued. It involves an independent evaluation against 12 identified standards, under the four themes of Core, Wellbeing, Water and Wildlife, to demonstrate that projects will deliver high quality green infrastructure.
Nicholsons have wide experience of the standard and are approved assessors for the scheme.
“Having operated in the green infrastructure space for over 30 years it is great to have a clear set of guiding principles that can help shape projects to maximise real value in the environmental space.” comments John Lockhart.
So how will this add value to your projects:-
- Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG): Current feedback is that more than half of Local Planning Authorities are not yet fully prepared for BNG. Being able to provide evidence that the whole suite of environmental issues is being considered from day one will enable you to reassure the local authorities and key stakeholders that BNG and the long-term maintenance obligations are secure and being externally monitored through the planning and delivery of the project. This helps to reduce planning uncertainty.