Biodiversity Net Gain
Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) sits within the Environment Act. The Act requires all development schemes in England to deliver a mandatory 10% biodiversity net gain to be maintained for a period of at least 30 years. The concept seeks measurable improvements for biodiversity by creating or enhancing habitats in association with development. Development proposals must “leave biodiversity in a better state than before”.
BNG means developers and land owners in England must ensure their projects deliver biodiversity improvements to meet the required 10% increase. They must determine and evidence a project’s final BNG value if they want their plans to move through the planning process swiftly.
At White & Sons our planning and agricultural teams can work in tandem to help navigate this extensive subject. We can help with initial planning advice, or manage your long-term biodiversity plan. Contact us today.
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