Net gain: Developers could pay for offsite nature improvements to offset biodiversity impacts

Developers may be required to pay a biodiversity net gain tariff if they cannot mitigate for impacts to biodiversity on site, according to draft plans set out by government

Tree next to a high-rise building
DEFRA’s consultation on biodiversity net gain published yesterday

Developers may be required to pay a biodiversity net gain tariff if they cannot mitigate for impacts to biodiversity on site, according to draft plans set out by government.

The money could go into a central pot to be allocated to improve sites that may not be local to the development, according to DEFRA’s consultation on biodiversity net gain published yesterday.

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