Biodiversity net gain is an approach that seeks to leave the environment in a measurably better state than prior to development taking place.
This mechanism is used to offset the environmental losses from a development project by creating or restoring habitats on the site or elsewhere.
From 2023, all development schemes will need to deliver at least a 10% biodiversity net gain for the project to go ahead. This gain must then be maintained for at least 30 years.
We offer a complete service to you in relation to biodiversity net gain, whether you are a developer or a provider of biodiversity net gain.
Biodiversity offsetting services includes:
- Discussing net gain requirements with the local planning authority
- Ecological surveying of development and potential offset sites
- Calculating biodiversity metrics (using standard Metric 4.0)
- Professional guidance on the restoration or creation of habitats
- Habitat Management Plans
- Long-term monitoring of net gain sites
- Brokering agreements between developers and biodiversity net gain providers
- Locating and negotiating the purchase of suitable offset land