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The Environment Bill and Biodiversity Net Gain

RTPI Gloucestershire and East Midlands Young Planners
29 September 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM / South West England / England / Online

29 September 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This webinar forms part of our RTPI Online series and is brought to you by RTPI Gloucestershire Young Planners and RTPI East Midlands Young Planners

The emerging Environment Bill represents perhaps the most significant piece of domestic legislation relating to wildlife protection within the last 20 years.

Whilst this Bill remains in draft at the present time, once enacted this piece of legislation will have significant ramifications for most planning applications in England. A key aspect of the Bill is that it would entail a legal requirement for developments to demonstrate that they achieve biodiversity net gain, with this to be secured via a mandatory planning condition.

In this webinar we consider:

  • The emerging requirements currently set out in the legislation;
  • How biodiversity net gain is calculated;
  • Potential options for developers; and
  • The challenges and opportunities associated with undertaking net gain calculations

A series of case studies and worked examples will be presented to consider how biodiversity net gain is likely to work in practice, and the implications for developers for a range of situations including large scale greenfield sites, regeneration of urban brownfield sites and small scale planning applications.


  • Simon Taber – Director, Ecology Solutions
  • Oliver Ramm – Director, RammSanderson Ecology
  • Chris Moore - Chair of Gloucestershire Young Planners
  • Melissa Balk - Member of East Midlands Young Planners


Please book your place following the online booking prompts below. You will then be sent information on how to join the webinar a week before the event. 

Please note that although the event is organised by Young Planners, it is open for anyone to join the webinar. Just note that the content/pitch of the webinar will tailored for early to mid career planners. This could be a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge and prepare for this emerging guidance.