Can biodiversity net gain deliver for nature?

Biodiversity net gain could become a legal requirement in new developments in England, but is the concept sound? James Agyepong-Parsons reports

New housing should be built on brownfield, says DCLG. Photograph: Taiga/123RF
Biodiversity net gain could provide clarity in the planning process if a standardised approach was taken, experts say

DEFRA plans to mandate biodiversity net gain in new developments in England.

The proposals, published over t

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