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Biodiversity Net Gain - Introduction to Mandatory Update

28 April 2023 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM / National / Online

28 April 2023 at 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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RTPI's Richard Blythe, Head of Policy Practice & Research is joined by Nick White, Principal Advisor - Natural England and Rachel Jones, Wiltshire Council to provide an update on Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and the upcoming mandatory BNG requirement in England, which commences from November 2023 and extends to include small sites from April 2024 onwards. 

This session will introduce the concept of BNG, highlight best practice and guidance and give an overview of the forthcoming mandatory biodiversity net gain requirement. The session will also highlight the differences between current BNG practice and the coming mandatory regime. The session will explore the opportunities, potential challenges and the next steps for BNG as a means of delivering outcomes for nature.

In this webinar updates will include:

  • An introduction from Richard Blythe
  • Setting the scene on biodiversity net gain
  • Where we are now and the national BNG Policy
  • The Biodiversity Metric
  • BNG and other environmental approaches (stacking and bundling)
  • A view from Wiltshire Council