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The New Biodiversity Net Gain Rules and Property Development

Biodiversity Net Gain    Tom Graham explores the implications of the recently introduced Biodiversity Net Gain legislation in the context of property development.    Introduction  After a long gestation period the new Biodiversity Net Gain rules came into effect on 12th February 2024. They have significant implications for land managers, developers, and local planning authorities.  The new rules require that (subject to certain exemptions) a development must have a measurably positive impact on biodiversity, compared to what was there before…

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