The net gain gold mine

The Environment Bill’s biodiversity net gain measure will create a market worth hundreds of millions of pounds annually, with the government’s goal of building 300,000 homes a year likely to necessitate the creation of thousands of hectares of offsets. Here’s how net gain is about to become big business

by James Fair
The government’s projected build of 300,000 houses a year would require the equivalent of about 40 Hyde Parks in biodiversity offsets . Photograph: EyeEm/Getty Images
The government’s projected build of 300,000 houses a year would require the equivalent of about 40 Hyde Parks in biodiversity offsets . Photograph: EyeEm/Getty Images

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