Ecology and biodiversity
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Ecology and biodiversity

The developing public policy arena and changes to the statutory framework as the measures in the Environment Act 2021 come into force have significantly increased the need for specialist input in assessing ecological value and biodiversity. Our in-house ecologist is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and supports our clients who require ecological appraisals, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Environmental impact Assessment calculations, particularly in connection with development projects.

Our aim is to provide realistic and proportionate advice and to identify practical solutions where mitigation measures are required to offset the ecological damage caused by development or to achieve mandatory levels of BNG. Please browse our service pages below for more information.


Latest news in: Ecology and biodiversity


Biodiversity net gain comes into force

“On 12 February 2024, the delivery of a minimum of 10% Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) became a statutory requirement...

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Forest market report 2023

Tilhill and specialist land agency firm Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group have published their long running annual report into...

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Increased woodland creation management payments

In a bid to increase the rate of new woodland creation, Defra and the Forestry Commission (FC) have announced...

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Mandatory BNG delayed

The Government has delayed the implementation of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) to an unspecified date in January 2024....

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