Adam Donnan
28 February 2019

Responses to the Biodiversity Net Gain Consultation

Independently, and in collaboration with five other organisations, the IES has responded to the Defra consultation on Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements

Our responses support the proposal to mandate Biodiversity Net Gain across future developments. Some of the concerns we raised were:

  • to raise the lowest acceptable net gain from 10% to 20%;
  • to use the metric alongside expert onsite assessments;
  • ensuring that the proposals are part of a wider long-term sustainability agenda; and
  • building resources in Local Authorities to deliver the agenda.

Read the full EPF response (pdf)
Read the full IES response (pdf)