Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient Pollution

The Chief Planner at the Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities has recently released letters in regards to nutrient pollution which is having adverse effects on waterbodies and rivers in the catchments of sites protected for biodiversity under the...
Biodiversity Net Gain Update

Biodiversity Net Gain Update

With many local authorities requiring a Net Gain already are you ready? Do you know what Biodiversity Net Gain is and what it means for your proposals, Natural England have produced a short leaflet that explains more, you can access that here. Do you know what...
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...