Defra want to know what you think about their 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 are 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 to measure and monitor the net gain approach
They are also seeking evidence on how we could also include other environmental improvements.
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