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...
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...
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...