Biodiversity Net Gain and Offsetting
Biodiversity Net Gain is an approach to development that leaves biodiversity in a better state than before. If a development is likely to have an impact on biodiversity, developers are encouraged to provide an increase in appropriate natural habitat and ecological features to compensate for those lost through development.
Whilst biodiversity net gain is not currently a mandatory element of the planning process, national planning policy frameworks encourage the approach and many developers are choosing to design net gain into their projects.
Our team of ecologists can assist with assessing biodiversity on site. We can advise on effective compensation solutions for biodiversity throughout the planning and development process, resulting in positive outcomes for nature conservation