Here in the Defra Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) team, we’ve likened BNG to a baby elephant! It’s big, complex and needs a herd to nurture it to adulthood. In this blog, we set out what's happened so far on the BNG journey and what you can expect next.
With BNG round the corner, we’ve put together suggested actions, to help LPAs prepare ahead of January. We've put these together based on feedback from local authorities and will make any updates directly in this blog. This list does not cover every possible action and each local area will have specific needs. It’s also worth noting that these points do not replace the legislation and guidance that we’ll be providing later this year.
What is land use policy, what does it mean for England and what do policy makers do day to day? We sat down with the Land Use Divisional Director to find out.