Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)
We have a detailed working knowledge of the Defra BNG metric

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG)

Under the Environment Act 2021, achieving a minimum BNG of 10% will become a mandatory requirement for large developments in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 with effect from November 2023, with smaller sites being rolled out early in 2024.

We have been providing BNG calculations, plans and assessments since March 2022. We therefore have a detailed working knowledge of the Defra BNG metric and how to provide achievable, realistic and demonstratable plans to meet the required post-development BNG.

‘Habitat banking’ is a new ecological market that farmers and land owners will be able to access to monetise BNG on their land. Developments that cannot create a 10% gain on-site will be able to access and pay for enhancement on other by sites by purchasing ‘biodiversity units’ via a private sector, off-site market. Farmers and land owners will be able to register land and the associated biodiversity units as available for purchase by developers requiring off-site BNG units.

We can assist by creating baseline and proposed plans, BNG assessments and providing advice and guidance on habitat banking.

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