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Environment Bank at the National Planning Summit 2023 - 2nd May 2023

National Planning Summit 2023 will bring together central and local government authorities, town planners, developers, housing associations, architects, community groups and many more to discuss the most pressing issues in planning today.

Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and the Environment Act - from legal compliance to strategic advantage

May 2nd from 14.45 to 15.15 with Alexa Culver and Ben Stansfield

Biodiversity net gain (BNG) presents a strategic opportunity for planners to enhance the natural environment and promote sustainable development. November this year, BNG will become a legal requirement for planning permissions, so planners need to start preparing now for how to deliver the provision of at least 10% gain in biodiversity.

Key questions:

  • What are the legal requirements and implications of the 2021 Environment Act?
  • What expertise and resources are needed for successful implementation?
  • Following the mitigation hierarchy, what are the considerations for delivering gains on- and off-site whilst ensuring project viability?
  • How can planners collaborate with developers, private companies, landowners, and neighbouring local authorities to deliver gains beyond the development site?


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