How we live... Sustainably

56 minute read
21 March 2023

New biodiversity net gain (BNG) rules are set to come into force that mean from November 2023, developments granted planning permission will need to deliver at least 10% net gain in biodiversity, compared with the pre-development site condition.

Although the BNG requirement may be some way off, it is critical that developers think now about how they will satisfy the rules, which includes a reassessment of your land acquisition strategy and a flexible solution as to how and where you will deliver BNG.

The Government recently published further guidance on the implementation of BNG with more detail expected in the coming weeks and months, as well as covering that guidance in detail. In this webinar, our panel explores:

  • Why biodiversity matters
  • What the BNG rules require
  • What the recent guidance from Government means for developers and how it impacts BNG delivery strategies
  • How planners need to address BNG in their applications
  • How land deals need to address BNG

With few exceptions, BNG applies to everyone undertaking development, but this session will focus particularly on the impacts for the living sector, whether a developer, a contractor, a planner or an ecologist.

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