'Chilling effect': Why housebuilders are concerned about biodiversity net gain

The government’s landmark Environment Bill introduces provisions that would require developers to produce biodiversity gain plans, but critics say this could be burdensome and hamper the planning process. James Agyepong-Parsons reports.

by James Agyepong-Parsons
Some experts are concerned that biodiversity gain will place an unfair burden on developers. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images
Some experts are concerned that biodiversity gain will place an unfair burden on developers. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images

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