Nutrient neutrality has halted development, hitting home builders particularly hard. To achieve the best environmental outcomes from nutrient neutrality, Ricardo's expert provide the strategic approaches needed to deliver long-term, catchment-scale nutrient reductions and support national homebuilding targets.
Providing effective support for managing nutrient neutrality
Determine mitigation feasibility with a strong understanding of NbS and how they can both support nutrient neutrality and provide wider benefits.
Provide the technical assessments to support Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) Appropriate Assessments.
Provide advice and practical assistance on how to calculate nutrient budgets and the nutrient impact of non-residential developments.
Provide strategic advice on how to achieve nutrient neutrality at a catchment-scale and deliver wider environmental benefits using our expert understanding in Natural Capital.
Ability to work with landowners including those in the agricultural sector utilising our professional network of farm advisers.
Benefit from expert support
Our experts are ideally placed to advise competently and efficiently on which solutions are likely to be successful relative to development size and location.
Save on costs and resources
First-time identification and pursuit of the most appropriate and viable nutrient mitigation solution(s) likely to succeed in addressing your key local challenges.
Improve success rate of planning applications
Achieve building targets, while avoiding costly delays to project completion and the risk of projects getting stalled indefinitely.
Better informed decisions
Specialist support from technical experts who can guide you through development of viable strategic plans to deliver nutrient mitigation at the catchment scale.
Supporting relationship development
Supporting you to identify relevant local stakeholders for potential collaboration, whose support can help secure and strengthen long-term mitigation success.
Supporting industry standards
Ricardo developed the nutrient budget calculators on behalf of Natural England to enable developers to quantify the nutrient mitigation required for a new residential development.
This service is offered within the following sectors.
Nutrient neutrality Resources
Applying Nature-based Solutions for nutrient neutrality and wider benefitsRead article
Nutrient neutrality: addressing the mitigation challengeRead article
Nutrient neutrality: Red tape producer or blue riband of water environments?Read article
Nutrient budget calculators to benefit housing developersRead article
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