Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG)

The in perpetuity delivery of SANG alongside development has become a well recognised means of mitigating recreational impacts of the scheme on Natura 2000 sites. Holbury Consultancy Service Ltd has extensive experience of bringing SANG forward as part of a development proposal, and also the delivery of SANG once consent has been granted. Holbury offers the following services::

Identification of SANG land to bring forward as part of a development proposal. This may be a clients own land, or that of a 3rd party or may be a negotiation with the competent authority to pay a contribution as a proxy for SANG.


  • Design and costing of effective SANG
  • Negotiation with Natural England and competent authority to agree SANG design and agree in perpetuity delivery mechanisms
  • Advice on delivery mechanisms and introduction to suitable SANG land management organisations if required.
  • All documentation needed to support a planning application reliant of SANG
  • Project management of SANG implementation inclusive of capital works, and on-going management works thereafter.
  • Once operational, on-going liaison with all stakeholders, over-seeing SANG function and performance. Monitoring, reporting and working with SANG rangers and management staff to develop and progress.
  • Advice on the use of spare SANG capacity as strategic SANG or as a commercial commodity to enable other third party developments.

Nicola was a pleasure to work with, highly efficient, knowledgeable, precise and quick to respond…

Yue-Mun Barclay, Director, PAL Properties Ltd

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