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The biodiversity gain plan: draft template and guidance

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published a draft biodiversity gain plan template and guidance, highlighting that these may be subject to change.

The purpose of the biodiversity gain plan is to provide a clear and consistent document with which a developer sets out how the proposals meet the biodiversity net gain objective.

The biodiversity gain plan contains the relevant information for the planning authority to determine whether the biodiversity net gain objective has been met.

The draft template is to be used for standard permission for a major developments, DEFRA has noted that a different template will be provided for phased developments.

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Tom Warrender


Tom Warrender


Tom is a Partner and Commercial Property Solicitor with a wealth of experience acting for clients both locally and nationally since 2005.