Phase II Ecological Network Report
The City of Edmonton is committed to early, integrated planning for the protection of the ecological network so that development is tailored to the ecological network. The Phase II Ecological Network Report (ENR) occurs during the NSP stage (or at zoning for industrial developments), following the completion of the Phase I ENR during the ASP stage. The Phase II ENR replaces Natural Site Assessments, previously in use.
The Phase II ENR is intended to inform the development of the NSP. At its core, the Phase II ENR documents the interplay between the ecological features of the plan area and those of the built infrastructure, with the goal that the two can be designed together to respect both the ecological and infrastructure needs of the neighbourhood. This interplay is best supported by an integrated interdisciplinary approach, instead of specialties working in isolation.
The Phase II ENR methodology has been aligned with the City of Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) guidelines, with a requirement for some of the same information, so that several Phase II ENR sections/figures can be easily transferred to the NSP [see Terms of Reference for the Preparation and Amendment of Residential Neighbourhood Structure Plans (City of Edmonton 2014)
Ecological Design Report
At the discretion of Sustainable Development, an Ecological Design Report may be required at the NSP application stage, particularly if a plan area contains significant ecological resources and natural features. Details regarding the scope of an Ecological Design Report should be discussed with Sustainable Development.