Explainer: What the Environment Bill says about biodiversity net gain

Among the government's ambitions for nature set out in the Environment Bill, expected to complete its two-year passage through parliament this autumn, is the creation of a duty on new developments to provide biodiversity net gains. Here's everything you need to know about how the scheme will work and what developers will need to do to comply

by James Fair
Biodiversity net gain is an approach to development that leaves nature in a better state than before. Photograph: Getty Images
Biodiversity net gain is an approach to development that leaves nature in a better state than before. Photograph: Getty Images

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