Greengage have provided ecological support on numerous small scale construction projects such as the Wycombe District Museum Project in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Proposals sought to construct an extension, housing a new museum, for an existing period building into surrounding parkland, bordering the River Wye.
We undertook baseline Extended Ecological Phase 1 and Arboricultural Assessments to support planning. In doing so, we worked in conjunction with the design teams to provide tailor-made ecological solutions, throughout the planning and implementation process, liaising with the LPA, stake holders and interested parties. Our recommendations reflected the LPA’s requirements, detailing suitable arboricultural and ecological mitigation, biodiversity landscaping, and inbuilt swift boxes, sparrow terraces and bat bricks.
The results included innovative green infrastructure design, with an onus on ecological enhancement as part of the built form; one of the major themes that runs through contemporary planning policy and supplementary planning guidance. Following work for planning we undertook the BREEAM Ecology credit assessment and produced a report to act as evidence for the wider BREEAM assessment. This report detailed cost effective ways of maximising credit achievement for the Land Use and Ecology category; a category that is heavily weighted within BREEAM.