The NCPT is being tested at a number of live plans/developments with case study partners: Birmingham City Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Greater London Authority, Leeds University, Manchester City Council, Natural Capital Solutions, Shropshire County Council, Skanska, Southampton City Council, South Downs National Park Authority, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and Tarmac.
Birmingham City Council applies the NCPT to a so-called Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE) on Birmingham’s green belt. Using the NCPT, the council aims to achieve a net positive outcome for Natural Capital.
Central Bedfordshire Council is using the NCPT to identify the most suitable sites for development in terms of Green-Blue Infrastructure impact involving 10 potential sites.
Southampton City Council will use NCPT at Town Park Estate, the first of 7 large scale residential area densification schemes across the city. The outcomes and lessons learnt from the project will also be used by the Council to inform the remaining 6 other schemes.
South Downs National Park Authority will use an emerging masterplan for Shoreham Cement works to assess the impact on GBI of different land use scenarios.
Skanska will identify a suitable plot-scale Green-Blue Infrastructure project to test the NCPT and to improve the design.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council will test the NCPT to inform pre-masterplanning stages of the UK Central's High Speed Rail interchange/HS2 Garden City to enhance Green-Blue Infrastructure values.
Tarmac will test the NCPT at a mineral extraction site to assess Green-Blue Infrastructure impact during extraction and after restoration phases to increase Green-Blue Infrastructure values.