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Biodiversity Net Gain - Changing patterns of regulations

From RTPI West Midlands and RTPI East Midlands
10 April 2024 at 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM / East Midlands / West Midlands / Conference

10 April 2024 at 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Shoosmiths 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3AG
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RTPI West Midlands | [email protected]

Brought to you by RTPI West Midlands and RTPI East Midlands, this event will provide you with an understanding of the new Biodiversity Net Gain requirements and regulations.

We will consider how planning can accommodate these changes and your role in delivering them.


  • Will Thomas, Principal Associate at Shoosmiths
  • Constanze Bell, Barrister from Kings Chambers
  • Lloyd Collins, Senior Planner from Environment Bank
  • Rachel Danemann, Planning Manager - Local Plans (Midlands and South West) from Home Builders Federation 

There will be a chance to pick the brains and ask questions of the guest speakers and to listen to case studies focusing in on the Midlands area.


Lunch and refreshments are included. 


09.30 - Arrival and registration

10.00 - Introduction from Will and Heidi (or RTPI REP)

10.10 - 10.40 Constanze Bell – An overview of the BNG statutory framework

10.40 - 11.00 Lloyd Collins – Habitat banks and BNG

11.00 - 11.10 – Break

11.10 - 11.30 - Will Thomas - Securing BNG: Section 106 Agreements and conservation covenants

11.30 - 12.00 - Rachel Danemann - BNG: A developer’s perspective

12.10 - 1pm Pannel Q&A

1.00 - Lunch

2.00 - Finish


Useful Links

Read the guidance made available and complete our member's survey about planners' preparations for new Biodiversity Net Gain requirements as they take effect.

New government Guidance on BNG 

Complete RTPI's BNG Survey 

Read our latest blog


The RTPI is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all members, staff and visitors. For further accessibility information, please contact your Regional Co-ordinator Heidi Smith

The Shoosmiths Birmingham office is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street train station, and there are several local car parks near to the venue. Full details will be sent in the joining instructions.

This event is kindly hosted by: