Defra have seeking views on proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. Biodiversity net gain is an approach which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than beforehand.
In particular, they’re interested in hearing views on:
- standardising the approach so that it’s simpler and clearer for developers
- whether they should add this requirement
- how they could implement the net gain approach
- how they should measure and monitor the net gain approach
They’re also seeking evidence on how they could also include other environmental improvements.
Please visit their page here to complete the questionnaire.