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:

  • Developing with Nature (Guidance on the measures that can be incorporated in to development to enhance biodiversity, as required by NPF4 policy 3(c)
  • Wind farms (This guidance document focuses on pollution prevention, protection of the environment and natural resources, hydrology and archaeology related issues and the adoption of biosecurity protocols, including the control of invasive and non-native species).
  • Hydroelectric schemes (This guidance document focuses on pollution prevention and safeguarding the natural heritage).
          - good practice visual image guide
          - Guide to Hydro Construction Good Practice
  • 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).
  • Environmental Management and Construction (This event explored the complexities of successful environmental protection and good construction).

SEPA guidance

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