Resources

General Information on Biodiversity Net Gain

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s general information on Biodiversity Net Gain https://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/biodiversity-net-gain

Information from Defra on biodiversity net gain, gives general information on what BNG is, guidance for developers and landowners and an overview on calculating the value of biodiversity https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/biodiversity-net-gain

General information on the biodiversity net gain metric from Defra https://www.gov.uk/guidance/biodiversity-metric-calculate-the-biodiversity-net-gain-of-a-project-or-development

Technical documents for the biodiversity net gain metric 4.0 from Natural England https://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/6049804846366720

UK GBC factsheet on the mitigation hierarchy https://ukgbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/UKGBC-The-Mitigation-Hierarchy-Factsheet-v0.5.pdf

Government response to biodiversity net gain consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-biodiversity-net-gain-regulations-and-implementation/outcome/government-response-and-summary-of-responses

Planning advisory service (PAS) list of frequently asked questions https://www.local.gov.uk/pas/topics/environment/biodiversity-net-gain-local-authorities/biodiversity-net-gain-faqs

Biodiversity Net Gain for Developers

The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) have published a series of good practice documents for developments and BNG https://cieem.net/i-am/current-projects/biodiversity-net-gain/

Biodiversity Net Gain for Landowners

Defras guidance for selling biodiversity units as a land manager https://www.gov.uk/guidance/sell-biodiversity-units-as-a-land-manager

Biodiversity Net Gain for Local Authorities

Planning advisory service (PAS) provides a range of information on BNG and how its introduction will influence local authorities and the preparation they need to do before it is launched in November https://www.local.gov.uk/pas/topics/environment/biodiversity-net-gain-local-authorities

Nature Recovery Networks and Local Nature Recovery Strategies

Defra report on Nature Recovery Networks https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nature-recovery-network/nature-recovery-network