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Biodiversity net gain

New actions to support seabirds, wildlife and Net Zero

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Today, one year exactly since the publication of the Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP), we are taking further actions to halt and reverse the decline of nature in our country. Firstly, to protect an important forage fish for a range of …

The Statutory Biodiversity Metric: what it means for biodiversity net gain and biodiversity measurement

This guest blog from Mike Burke, Natural England's Programme Director for Sustainable Development, talks through the development of the metric and what it means for BNG, alongside the implications for biodiversity measurement globally.

BNG launch date confirmed

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We are pleased to confirm that biodiversity net gain will go live on 12 February 2024. From this date major development (unless otherwise exempt) will have to deliver net gains for biodiversity leading to positive outcomes for nature, better places for local communities and more consistent and transparent requirements for developers.

Creating a Habitat Management and Monitoring Plan for Biodiversity Net Gain

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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 

Natural England’s habitat management and monitoring plan templates - Guest Natural England Blog (Mike Burke, Head of Sustainable Development)

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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).