Understanding Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain

The recent confirmation (21st February 2023) that the Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) regime will be going ahead from November 2023 means that new housing, commercial and infrastructure developments will have to deliver a 10% BNG from November onwards. This short webinar will explain the nuts and bolts of the new regime, what to expect and how to deal with it.

Join our experts as they discuss what this means as they provide an overview on the following:

  • What is Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain under the Environment Act 2021 and how will things change?
  • When do the requirements come into force?
  • What options does a developer have to meet the mandatory 10% gain BNG target?
  • How can a developer create their own offsite biodiversity units?
  • How will this affect outline permissions and reserved matters applications?

We are also considering re-running our more detailed ticketed half-day “Mandatory BNG for Developers” legal course (ran initially last autumn), if you would like more information, please register your interest here and we can send you details of the costs and content.Date: Friday 24 March 2023Time: 10:00am - 11:00amVia Zoom

Register your place here

Our follow-up webinar to be announced later this spring will focus on how to handle BNG in relation to matters such as:

  • Negotiations with LPAs to optimise grant of planning permissions
  • Development plans and EiPs
  • Promoting allocations and planning appeals
  • Considerations for land purchase contracts, options and promotion agreements

If you have any queries regarding this webinar, please get in touch with our Environmental Team.

The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.