All changes to homes or environments, no matter how small, can contribute to GI by enhancing existing resources. Small schemes such as a single house development could contribute by providing an adequately sized garden, nest boxes for birds and bats, or a green roof. The scale and cost of GI delivered should reflect the scale and type of development proposed.
A crucial first step before planning any changes to your property, is to undertake a simple site survey to determine what GI features are present on and around the site, how important they are and how significant features can be retained or enhanced within the proposal. This step will also help in deciding if any detailed surveys or specialist help is required.
Consider these Case Studies which show best practice.
For further advice please contact the Planning Department