Moorcroft on Portland was to be developed into a number of low-cost properties for local people.
A basic species assessment was carried out on the site which identified any species of interest, including a slow worm population.
A BREEAM Ecohomes Assessment was then carried out (BREEAM Ecohomes are now DCLG's Code for Sustainable Homes) for the ecological component of the our assessment.
The assessment awarded points for work that had already been done, including a slow worm translocation as well as protecting features such as an old Portland stone wall.
Features incorporated into the development that would help wildlife included erection of bat boxes, house martin nest boxes, a log pile and landscaping that includes buddleia bushes (the site prior to development was largely buddleia scrub).
All these attracted contributing points to the development, despite the limited space available for wildlife features.