Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) Policy & Coastal Defence
The Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) policy is here now and it impacts you.
Brought about under the Environment Act 2021, the policy aims to ensure that development across the UK doesn’t contribute to the overall loss of biodiversity, but instead, developers must implement measures to enhance or create habitats that compensate for any biodiversity loss associated with their projects. This includes coastal developments up until the low intertidal mark.
Download ARC Marine’s guide to BNG to find out how it will impact you.
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