The Queen’s Speech this week signalled that the UK Government remains committed to bringing forwards proposals in line with those outlined in the Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018. In this Bill the Government outlined ‘a robust new system of green governance’ following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

In the first of two papers that examine Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), this paper explains how BNG is currently used within the planning system. The second paper will look at how this is proposed to change following the re-introduction of the Environment Bill, and what challenges and considerations this may bring forth for those involved in the development industry.

Read our white paper here: The Environment Bill: Biodiversity Net Gain