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Conservation Covenants and their potential future use by Developers

13 August 2019

Conservation covenants are to be introduced in an attempt to provide relevant parties with a new legal tool for the conservation of nature and to facilitate sustainable development. The proposed scheme creates a new private-law right, allowing the enforcement of commitments to conservation outcomes in the long-term. This device may be used by developers to comply with current and future environmental regulations including the recently confirmed biodiversity net gain requirements.

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