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Following our successful initial webinar which covered the BNG regime, join our experts as they provide an overview on the following: 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 missed the initial session it […]

The Government published on 21 February 2023 its long-awaited response to its January 2022 Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) consultation, together with further guidance on BNG Our thoughts on this are as follows: Insufficient detail The Government’s BNG consultation response has been a long time coming and yet still there is great deal of vagueness […]

The new extended biodiversity duty for public authorities (i.e. public bodies such as local authorities and government departments, ministers, water companies and other statutory undertakers) came into force on 1 January 2023 having sat dormant for just over a year before commencement. An amendment to the original Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (NERC […]

New in the EU: Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive On 5 January 2023, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (2022/2464) (“CSRD”) entered into force in the EU. EU Member states now have 18 months (from 16 December 2022) to implement the CSRD into national law following publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The CSRD […]

On 20 December 2022, at the Conference of the Parties (“COP 15”) of the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, an agreement was reached by the almost 200 member states on a new Global Biodiversity Framework (“GBF”). This document replaces the previous Aichi Biodiversity Targets (1), agreed in 2010. A core theme of the conference was […]

National law firm Freeths is helping to preserve the future of UK biodiversity by creating ground-breaking Habitat Banking Vehicles (HBV). The firm’s leading Environmental team is working on behalf of Plymouth City Council (PCC). The council is setting up a habitat vehicle (a holding company) that will help developers contribute towards the improvement of substantial […]

National law firm Freeths have further strengthened its market leading Planning and Environment Group with the appointment of director Ben Derrington in Bristol. Ben joins the team from Ashfords LLP. With more than 17 years’ legal experience and a technical background in environmental science, Ben advises listed companies, public utilities, environmental regulators and businesses on […]

What is the emerging Natural Capital Economy? Developers and commercial operators are increasingly reliant upon the emerging “natural capital economy” to obtain consent for activities with potentially adverse environmental impacts. In this economy, landowners create and sell natural environment enhancements to developers and operators who are required to offset (and even create overall gain from) […]

What is the emerging Natural Capital Economy? Developers and commercial operators are increasingly reliant upon the emerging “natural capital economy” to obtain consent for activities with potentially adverse environmental impacts. In this economy, landowners create and sell natural environment enhancements to developers and operators who are required to offset (and even create overall gain from) […]

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