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We are delighted to introduce our latest webinar ‘Building with Nature – What, how and why?’

On 26 May our accredited Building with Nature accessor, Richard Heath, joined by Dr. Gemma Jerome, Director of Building with Nature, will be undertaking a webinar to introduce you to Building with Nature.

This webinar will focus on the benefits of BwN coordination in reducing potential abortive project time, smoothing the planning journey, and early stakeholder engagement, by introducing you to real life case studies.  The event will conclude with a Q&A session.

The Building with Nature (BwN) benchmark has been set up as the UK’s first green infrastructure standard, making it easier for those charged with designing, delivering and maintaining green infrastructure to deliver ecosystem services for people and wildlife.  The Standard aims to demonstrate ‘what good green infrastructure looks like’ and can provide a fundamental evidence base to help project teams engage with stakeholders, collaborate through the design process, and present the aspirations of the development scheme to the local planning authority.

The standard provides an independent assessment of the development’s delivery of good green infrastructure, using an evidence-based approach.  The BwN benchmark was developed through a collaboration between Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the University of the West of England; it was born out of a mutual desire to have a proactive approach to nature-friendly development that is sensitive to location and context, and cares about long-term maintenance and management.

This voluntary approach provides a demonstrative and collaborative approach to planning applications, and ensures that multifunctional greenspace is delivered in a meaningful and relevant manner.

Date: 26 May 2021

Time: 10:00 – 11:30 (including Q&A)

Venue: Zoom

Once you have registered your confirmation email will include the Zoom link to the webinar.





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