Building with Nature Chair of Standards Board 2018-2022

Since 2018 I have been Chair of the Buliding with Nature Standards  Board. In June 2022 I stood down after steering BwN  through a significant refresh of standards and made way for Ian Mell to take the reins. I remain committed to this excellent initiative and will continue as an approved BwN assessor assseiing plans and policies.  

Building with Nature  Standards Board, has experts from industry and government across the UK, whose role is to be guardians of the standards and review and update them in response to any changes in planning legislation and in the development sector to ensure that the Standards are robust and fit for purpose. Over the period 2020-2021 a major refresh of standards has taken place leading to 12 new standards.  BwN is the first UK benchmark for GI and raises the bar for both built developments and plans.

Alister Scott (Chair)Northumbria University

Julia ThriftTCPA

Clare WarburtonNatural England

Nick RogersTaylor Wimpey

Helen Wakeham Environment Agency

Peter MaddenBuilding with Nature Chair

Anna RosePlanning Advisory Service

Jan BessellPinsent Masons

Mike RobertsVertigo

Richard BlythRTPI

Peter GeraghtyHertsmere Borough Council

Sue YoungRoyal Society of Wildlife Trusts

Joanne SmithThe Welsh Government

Kristen AndersonThe Scottish Government

Melanie DoddCIEEM (Shared post)

Alastair ChapmanCIEEM (Shared post)

Elaine CresswellLandscape Institute