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...
The Latest on Biodiversity Net Gain

The Latest on Biodiversity Net Gain

The Government announced its intention that Biodiversity Net Gain would be a mandatory requirement in their 25 year plan, released on the 13th of March 2019. The principle is to ensure that residential and infrastructure developments deliver measurable ecological...
Update on the Environment Bill

Update on the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill received the second reading in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.  The revised Bill was introduced to parliament two weeks ago. Criticisms included the absence of provisions for non-regression from existing environmental protection,...
An Introduction to Natural Capital

An Introduction to Natural Capital

The Defra 25 year environment plan sets out the intention to set gold standards in protecting and growing natural capital and to be a worldwide leader in using this approach as a tool in decision making.  This is intended to feed into the Government’s objective of...