Delayed: Mandatory biodiversity net gain launch

15th January 2024

Last year, it was confirmed that mandatory biodiversity net gain would be implemented in January 2024 for all major developments and April 2024 for minor developments.

However, it has been reported that the legislation launch has been delayed due to the required secondary legislation being laid late.

With the legislation originally due to go live last November, this news marks the second delay, causing wildlife groups to become frustrated with the situation.

Biodiversity net gain is a way to contribute to the recovery of nature while developing land. It’s about ensuring the habitat for wildlife is in a better condition than it was before development – which is why wildlife groups are disappointed with the repeated delays to this legislation.

The launch is now expected to take place next month, with an exact implementation date set to be made public this week.

For more information on mandatory BNG, see the Government’s Biodiversity Net Gain moves a step closer page.

You might also be interested in reading: Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain Coming in 2024

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