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BNG for Planners: A practical approach for successful implementation

06 February 2024 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM / Yorkshire / England / Online

06 February 2024 at 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
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Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) becomes mandatory on 12 February and is a significant change to the planning system. In many ways, this is an exciting development – BNG is “the most ambitious biodiversity policy in the world” according to a recent Harvard University paper. However, for many planning professionals this change could be daunting.

In this webinar, along with their LPA partners and academics from Oxford University, Verna will share the key things that planners need to know about how BNG will impact your day-to-day practices, and we will focus on practical steps that you can take to help your Authority to successfully implement the policy.

Topics covered will include:

  • Practical tips for implementing BNG, including time-saving options and helpful resources
  • A case study from Uttlesford District Council

The session will be informed by Verna’s two years of research into how LPAs are thinking about BNG, which has included discussions with >140 LPAs.


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