Seminar on Biodiversity Net Gain
Hannah David (Chair) – Planning Futures; Jonathan Easton – Barrister, Kings’ Chambers; Harry Quartermain; Greg Nightingale – LUC; Cllr Barry Lewis – Leader, Derbyshire County Council; Jim McAllister – Chief Executive, Rutland Group.
In December 2018, the Government published its draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill. One of the central elements of the bill is to mandate “biodiversity net gain” as part of the development process. In effect, developers would be required ensure habitats are enhanced, “with a 10% increase in habitat value for wildlife compared with the pre-development baseline”.
The bill, which was referenced in the October Queen’s Speech, has yet to be made an Act of law, however, once it passes into law, it will exert a significant influence on the planning and development process.
This event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss what the principle of biodiversity net-gain means in practices for planners, planning and the wider development industry.
This event is kindly hosted by: