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Biodiversity Net Gain

The new rules will apply to major planning applications from 12th February 2024 and most other development from 2nd April 2024.

Biodiversity net gain is an approach to development that leaves the natural environment in a measurably better state than it was before the development occurred.

Under the Environment Act 2021, all planning permissions granted in England, with a few exemptions, will have to deliver 10% biodiversity net gain. This is known as mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and developers will be required to demonstrate that proposals deliver BNG.

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