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Past Events Environmental Law 27th Jun 2023, 09:00 to 16:00

Extra Date added – Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain: Legal Training Course for Local Planning Authorities in England

This is a legal course for English Local Planning Authority ecologists / planning officers on Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) (and related provisions) under the Environment Act 2021.

This day-long course will include case studies. Questions and discussion will be invited and welcomed throughout the day.

Join our experts as they provide a focus on the following:

A. What is Mandatory BNG? An overview of how the regime will work

B. LPA’s role in determining planning applications subject to Mandatory BNG

C. LPA’s role as the policeman (enforcer) of obligations of landowners providing registered off-site biodiversity gain sites

D. LPA’s role as landowner / provider of its own habitat bank

Date: Tuesday 27 June 2023
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Via Zoom

Register your place here


£250 per ticket (plus VAT). This price includes a booking fee.

All course materials will be provided.

Places are limited so we recommend that you book your place as soon as possible.

Please note that purchased tickets may only be changed to a new date (if another equivalent course is running) or refunded up to 7 calendar days before the seminar is due to take place. After that date no refunds will be given or changes made.

In-house legal training course on Mandatory BNG for LPAs

We are also offering to run this course in-house for Local Planning Authorities who wish to train larger numbers of staff all at once (and benefitting from a confidential forum).


  • Penny Simpson (Partner at Freeths LLP and Head of Freeths LLP’s Environment Team), 
  • Richard Broadbent (Director in Freeths Environment Team); and 
  • Kirstin Roberts (Director, specialising in Waste & Sustainability in Freeths Clean Energy, Waste & Sustainability Team). 

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