The Government are holding a consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation, that ends on 5th April 2022. TCAG have responded to the consultation.
That all sounds rather technical and intimidating doesn’t it!? What exactly does it mean?
Well the new Environment Act which should become mandatory in Nov 2023 aims to make sure new developments better protect and enhance wildlife and nature, will create better places for people to live and work, and ensure we leave our environment in a better state for future generations.
The key points for mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) are:
- Minimum 10% BNG is required – calculated using the current Biodiversity Metric and approval of net gain plan
- Habitat improvements should be secured for at least 30 years via obligations/ conservation covenant
- Improvements or enhancements to habitat can be delivered on-site, off-site or via statutory biodiversity credits
- There will be a national register for net gain delivery sites
- BNG will also apply to Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs)
- BNG does not apply to marine development
- BNG does not change existing legal environmental and wildlife protections
More about the consultation
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If you are having any issues with viewing our response above it can also be downloaded as a pdf file here.
Our response was submitted on 2nd April 2022.
Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation – click here
LTC impacts on wildlife – click here
LTC impacts on badgers – click here
LTC impacts on water voles – click here
LTC impacts on woodlands (including Ancient woodlands) – click here
LTC impacts on The Wilderness – click here
Hole Farm Community Woodland (not part of the LTC project) – click here