The Ecological Network Report (ENR) is a tool used by the City to assess the ecological features of an area before development. The ENR is used at the Area Structure Plan (ASP) and Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) planning stages and is split into 2 phases.
Phase I is used for ASPs and is designed to:
- Identify and assess the structure, function, and integrity of the ecological network within the plan area
- Consider the ecological network within the broader landscape
- Identify key components of the ecological network that the City should secure
- Ensure that development is tailored to the ecological network
- Outline recommendations to maximize the protection of the identified ecological network
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Phase II is used for NSPs and builds on the work from Phase I. Phase II collects site-specific information and identifies anticipated ecological impacts of the proposed development and corresponding mitigation measures.
Additional areas to retain or measures to apply may be identified via the ENR Phase II. For more information, please see the.