Open consultation

Biodiversity net gain: updating planning requirements


Seeking views on how we can improve the planning system in England to protect the environment (biodiversity net gain) and build places to live and work.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. Biodiversity net gain is an approach which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than beforehand. In particular, we’re interested in hearing views on:

  • standardising the approach so that it’s simpler and clearer for developers
  • whether we should add this requirement
  • how we could implement the net gain approach
  • how we should measure and monitor the net gain approach

We’re also seeking evidence on how we could also include other environmental improvements.

This applies to England only.

Published 2 December 2018