Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation: Call for Evidence

The Policy Team will be responding to Defra’s Biodiversity Net Gain consultation and we need your expertise!


The Net Gain consultation is seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment and build places to live and work.

Net gain is an approach to development that aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than beforehand. Development that adopts a biodiversity net gain approach seeks to make its impact on the environment positive, delivering improvements through habitat creation or enhancement after avoiding or mitigating harm as far as possible.

We’re particularly interested in feedback from those with expertise in biodiversity metrics and habitat restoration. Expertise on specific species, such as great crested newts, is also welcome. 

If you would like to contribute to our response, please get in touch with the Policy Manager, Brendan Costelloe by 9 January 2019.



Photo credit: River Trent by Brian Fagan available here.