Landscape and Ecology Management Plans
Whether already present within a site or designed as new habitats within a development, natural ‘green’ areas always need management to ensure that they remain both fit for purpose and attractive features for the lifetime of the development. Likewise, sites that are designated to protect a particularly sensitive environment, whether it is an ecological, landscape, cultural or built heritage feature, also need to be managed to safeguard the particular sensitive attribute of the site.
When permitting development or a change of management, therefore, regulatory authorities normally require agreement on a Landscape and Ecology Management Plan (LEMP) as part of the application scheme, or before development can be occupied. Long-term management also forms an essential part of delivering biodiversity net gain.
At Landmark, we prepare Management Plans which are SMART and tailored to our client’s individual site or scheme, to provide realistic and effective maintenance options which can deliver ecological gain, whilst enhancing the appearance of retained and created green spaces.