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Biodiversity Net Gain: What does this new legislation mean for you?

February 07, 2024

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With new rules coming into force in England on 12th February, we outline the key changes that you need to know.

As we rise to meet England’s development challenges, we must protect our environment and opt for more sustainable delivery methods which support communities and provide wider benefits. The new Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) legislation is another step change in working towards these goals, But how do we work with the new regulations?

We have created a useful guide which outlines the key changes and who they affect most. Whether you are reading from a planning perspective or are a landowner, this briefing note will clearly signpost you to areas of importance including outlining the challenges and opportunities as well as what to expect next.

Our subject matter specialists are on hand to answer any questions you may have to help you through this transition as we all work towards a more sustainable, resilient future. 

  • Helen Evriviades

    Helen provides ecological services delivering biodiversity net gain. She has expertise in managing biodiversity assets, ecological surveys, mitigation, and reporting.

    Contact Helen
  • Kerry Elliott

    Kerry is an ecologist with expertise in urban regeneration, mixed-use and residential developments, linear projects, ecological regulations, and landscape design. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

    Contact Kerry
  • Andrew Johns

    As Stantec’s UK and Ireland Nature-based Solutions (Nbs) lead, Andrew aims to make NbS a go-to method for scheme design across multiple sectors, helping support environmental resilience throughout the built environment.

    Contact Andrew
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