Government response to consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

18 April 2023

In February, the government published its response to its consultation on regulations and implementation for Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) requirements for new developments, due to become mandatory requirements from November 2023. Last year, we responded to the consultation on behalf of the sector.

The consultation, which ran for 12 weeks at the beginning of 2022, sought stakeholder views on the scope of the proposed BNG requirements, on the types of development that should be in scope, and how the requirements should work.

The government has committed to many of the proposals outlined in their original consultation document, whilst subjecting others to further review and clarification through further guidance.

We've summarised the government's response, it's current policy position, and any changes to previously published proposals.

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Who to speak to

Marie Chadwick, Policy Leader