Natural Capital Planning Tool released

6th March 2018

The Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) was formally released on 6th March 2018, following several years of development and testing with support from NERC and RTPI.

The NCPT allows the user to assess the impact of new or proposed developments and plans on the value of Natural Capital and ecosystem services.

The Excel-based tool is profiled as part of EKN's Tool Assessor service.

Rural policy conference, Gloucester, September 2012

This one-day conference, organised by the Countryside and Community Research Insitute, is aimed at all of those involved with rural policy, including practitioners, policy maker and academic researchers.  It will reflect on how rural policy has arrived at its present day juncture, as well as look forward to new possibilities. The event takes place on 27th September in Gloucester. For more information see