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Memorable 2021 Project moments

Memorable 2021 Project moments

Sussex: A solar farm in Ringmer covering 25 hectares of arable land. Following habitat surveys and protected species surveys plans were drawn up to convert the land below the solar panels into a grassland. With the aim of delivering Biodiversity Net Gain in accordance...

The Environment Act

The Environment Act

The Environment Act was given Royal Assent on 9th November 2021! The legislation is designed to improve air and water quality, tackle waste, increase recycling, with a 2030 target to halt species decline and improve the natural environment.Through the Act new...

An update on Biodiversity Net Gain

An update on Biodiversity Net Gain

Under the Environment Act a minimum 10% increase in Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is required for developments A recent legal review confirmed 10% BNG will not be mandatory until a two year transitional period has passed and secondary legislation sets the date for the...

Welcome back! Building Sussex Connections

Welcome back! Building Sussex Connections

After 18 long months we are delighted to announce that Building Sussex Connections has been able to resume face to face networking events, and they are more popular than ever!We would firstly like to thank all our valued members for their support through the last 18...

Bakerwell Ltd Services During UK Lockdown

Bakerwell Ltd Services During UK Lockdown

The 2019 corona virus disease (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease caused by corona virus (COVID - 19) is now prevalent within the UK. The health and wellbeing of our clients and employees is extremely important to us. Bakerwell will be following Government guidance on COVID...

Protected Species Licences during COVID–19

Protected Species Licences during COVID–19

Natural England (NE) COVID–19 have provided an update regarding their Planning Consultee and Protected Species Mitigation Licence (PSML) applications and work under a granted licence has just been published, click here for full details. In summary NE are seeking to...

Brexit: Ecology and Development

Brexit: Ecology and Development

The withdrawal from the European Union is due to officially occur at the end of January. We are often asked how this will affect the requirement for impacts to protected species from proposed developments to be identified and mitigated. Domestic legislation e.g. the...