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Detail of outcome
23 July 2019: We have now published the summary of responses and government response. At Spring Statement this year, government announced it would mandate net gains for biodiversity in the Environment Bill. The government response sets out how we will work to bring this into force.
Read the updated policy statement on the progress of the Environment Bill.
Detail of feedback received
25 April 2019: We received 470 responses to this consultation. We are finalising our analysis and expect to publish a government response to the consultation alongside the Environment Bill later this year.
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.