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EN urges green roofs guidance

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English Nature is pressing for greater use of green roofs, with the publication of new research outlining their benefits.

The quango wants greater government prominence for green roofs in its policy guidance.And it hopes to recruit new urban-spaces unit CABE Space to encourage more green spaces in building designs.

EN's urban adviser David Knight said Britain was way behind Europe on green roofs.

But PPS 9, the forthcoming revision of the nature conservation guidance, offered an opportunity to raise their profile, he said.

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