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Soil and Planning. Construction work at Westercraigs the site of the new SNH headquarters in Inverness. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.nature.scot.

Planning and development: good practice construction

The way in which a development is constructed can be crucial to its success in minimising impacts and securing the maximum benefit for nature

The construction industry can make a major contribution to the health and success of nature.


How we can help you

Our guidance and other information below can help ensure impacts on nature are minimised during construction, as well as showing how often simple, cost saving methods of building can promote greener, more sustainable developments.

View our good practice construction guidance on:

  • Floating roads on peat ( A good practice guide to design, construction with particular reference to wind farm developments)
  • Car parks (A practical guide to planning, design and construction).
  • Construction and pollinators (coming soon)

SEPA guidance

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