Habitat management and monitoring are integral to effective biodiversity net gain (BNG) implementation. This blog may be helpful if you’re a: land manager planning on (or already delivering) off-site BNG, developer planning on delivering significant on-site BNG, responsible body or local authority reviewing gain plans or overseeing obligations and agreements or advisor supporting any of these groups
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Mike Burke, Head of Sustainable Development, Natural England, writes about two new templates developed by Natural England specifically for use with biodiversity net gain (BNG).
We are pleased to announce the publication of step-by-step guidance taking you through the biodiversity net gain process.
Today, we published the draft secondary legislation which provides the detail for the new biodiversity net gain (BNG) framework. There are six statutory instruments which will become law when BNG goes live in January 2024.
With the January launch date around the corner, the market for Biodiversity Net Gain offers many potential opportunities for land managers, but what steps do land managers need to take to sell to this new ecosystem service market? Katie Gowers, BNG’s metric policy lead at Defra, has put together some helpful flowcharts to guide land managers through the process, and to consider the different sale options.
LNRSs and BNG both aim to reverse the decline of biodiversity in England: but what do you need to know about how they work together? We’ve summarised how the policies will join up to support developers, landowners, and local authorities in contributing to nature recovery. This blog is also relevant to ecologists and associated advisors on both supply and demand sides of the off-site BNG market.
Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS) are a key new tool to help make nature recovery possible. Read on to find out more about them!
Calling all developers and local authorities: following testing with stakeholders, we are pleased to share the draft biodiversity gain plan template, alongside guidance and information on the biodiversity gain plan. Please note, this is a draft biodiversity gain plan template …
If you’re planning to sell off-site biodiversity units for mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) you will need to commit to managing the habitat for 30 years. The habitat works will need to be legally secured through either a s106 agreement …
Ahead of mandatory BNG, we are confirming that the initial list of irreplaceable habitats for biodiversity net gain (BNG) purposes will broadly mirror the list of examples already within the National Planning Policy Framework. This will be followed by a …
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- Creating a Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan for Biodiversity Net Gain December 1, 2023
- Natural England’s habitat management and monitoring plan templates - Guest Natural England Blog (Mike Burke, Head of Sustainable Development) December 1, 2023
- Biodiversity net gain guidance – what you need to know November 29, 2023