Wild Land Management Services John Muir Trust
22. Sensitive new build techniques

Where a new building is required, it should be designed sensitively and built sustainably with minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. Ideally, any new builds should use sustainable materials such as timber, local stone and turf.

Buildings should be planned to have the lowest carbon footprint possible. Making use of renewable electricity and heating – through solar panels, wood burning stoves, and sensitively sited, micro-scale wind turbines – should be the norm.

Sustainable management
Sensible use of resources and careful planning of new developments


  • Apply sensitive techniques to any new build