Ecological Planning & Research
18th June 2015 - EPR Exhibits at the 2015 RTPI Planning Convention: "The New Politics for Planning"
As we have done for several years, EPR will again be holding an exhibit stand at the 2015 RTPI Planning Convention on 7 July 2015, to be held at etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate, London; located next to Liverpool Street Station.
This year, we will be holding a joint exhibition stand with respected Transport Planning consultancy Mayer Brown Ltd, based in Woking, with whom we have recently collaborated to develop some new cutting-edge approaches to the assessment of impacts from air pollution on sensitive habitats and species; particularly where these features occur within European designated sites and trigger the need for a rigorous, evidence-based approach to the Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) process.
Our stand will also be showing off some of our latest work on Green Infrastructure (GI) design and implementation, and showcasing the related benefits that this can bring to development projects when done well; both in terms of delivering biodiversity enhancements with that would not otherwise occur without the project, and through securing a more attractive and stimulating environment for local people to live in, to help deliver improvements in health and wellbeing. There will be information available about one of our recent flagship projects, the Langley Mead Nature Reserve Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) near Reading, which received positive reviews in the local press and from the local Wildlife Trust.
In particular, we have been busy working on ways to effectively apply our 25 years of experience in the business of building biodiversity into major residential allocations, into the emerging and exciting Garden Cities Agenda. Our preferred approach to GI design strongly supports the core principles of the Garden City movement, and we are very much looking forward to making our contribution to this progressive approach to planning.
If you are attending the RTPI Convention, why not stop by and visit our stand? Our friendly ecologists will be there, to answer any questions that you might have, and would be pleased to talk through any project-related ecological issues that you might be dealing with.