Archive for category: Ecology

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DEFRA are consulting on Biodiversity Targets and Nature Recovery arising from the Environment Act.

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The answer to this question is yes … and no!

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If you are planning a project that may negatively effect wildlife, it is likely that the local authority will require an ecology survey to be submitted with the application.

Natural England have posted new species policies to allow ecologists to change survey, mitigation or compensation methods on development sites to benefit European protected species (EPS).

The Government has unveiled the next stages of its plan to reward farmers and landowners for actions which benefit the environment, supporting sustainable food production alongside vital nature recovery and work towards net zero.

Developments will have to be delivered in a way which helps to reduce and restore any biodiversity loss during the building phase, and crucially also deliver a 10% boost to the area’s biodiversity. It will help deliver thriving natural spaces for local communities and is a key plank of the Government’s plans to build back better from the pandemic and to help level up all parts of the country.

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The inclusion of Net Gain in the National Planning Policy Framework (2019), has recently been bolstered by its inclusion in the Environment Bill. In this post, we focus on this new piece of legislation and discuss its implications for ecology and development.

This post discusses how long you can wait before you need to update your ecology surveys.