About This Webinar
30 November 2023 | 9:30 - 10:15
Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is a strategy to develop land and contribute to the recovery of nature. It is a way of making sure the habitat for wildlife is in a better state than it was before development.
New mandatory requirements (introduced by the Environment Act 2021) will drive the delivery and protection of biodiversity by imposing obligations on new development to provide a quantifiable improvement (of at least 10%) in biodiversity levels by reference to a pre-development baseline. These requirements will come into effect from January 2024 in relation to most “major” developments.
This requirement will be imposed through the planning process by way of the automatic imposition of a planning condition requiring the Local Authority’s approval to a biodiversity gain plan (to secure such uplift in biodiversity) prior to the commencement of development.
As the increase in biodiversity can be achieved on-site, off-site or through a combination of the two, BNG will have significant impacts for land managers / owners, developers and local planning authorities.
Key Topics Covered
The options for securing net gain so as to allow development to proceed in accordance with your overall programme
On site vs off site mitigation
How this is all reflected in the underlying land (option/promotion) agreements
Who Should Attend
Developers / House builders
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