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Biodiversity Net Gain In Real Estate Development – Defra Releases More Detail

2 March 2023

Defra has published some further detail on the upcoming Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) requirements in a response to its January 2022 consultation, confirming they will come into force on a phased basis beginning in November 2023.

As a reminder, the BNG provisions will require real estate developments in England to provide a 10% increase in levels of biodiversity on- or off-site or through acquisition of statutory biodiversity credits. We have set out in this briefing some of the notable decisions contained in the response.

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