Biodiversity Net Gain: how will this be mandated in planning legislation, what does it entail and what will be the impact for my development?
About the webinar:
Biodiversity Net Gain is being mandated in planning legislation, with some Local Authorities already implementing a requirement for this. The impact is that every planning submission require a Biodiversity assessment to calculate the Biodiversity value of the site and furthermore for all submissions to provide a method to create a Biodiversity Net Gain.
This briefing will explain:
What Biodiversity Net Gain is.
It will provide an update on the current position with respect what planning authorities require.
The briefing will introduce good practice in designing development projects to follow Biodiversity Net Gain Principles and provide an update on DEFRA’s new Biodiversity Metric 2.0 and emerging British Standards.
Date: Wednesday 18th November
About the presenter:
Bob Edmonds, SLR
Bob has been an Ecologist in Environmental Consulting for over 20 years; principally focusing on ecological impact assessment, biodiversity net gain and protected species mitigation. Bob represented SLR on the Advisory Forum of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) from 2008-2018 and worked closely with the team that developed the 2012 DEFRA metric, testing an early version on a UK mining project that committed to biodiversity net gain. Bob was a contributing author for both the Biodiversity Net Gain Principles and the detailed good practice guide. He is currently a committee member for BS8683 on Biodiversity Net Gain. Bob co-authored the base habitat classification – UKHab – that is used in both the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric 2.0 and DEFRA’s emerging Eco-Metric.
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