New BNG guidance for landscape professionals

Biodiversity net gain is a pivotal development for landscape professionals, who collectively have long advocated for proper planning and design to maximise the benefits that ecosystem services provide.

The LI has published a new policy briefing document for members on why net gain is so important and how landscape designers, managers, and planners can best implement it.

The LI has also shared with UK Government our thoughts on how biodiversity net gain should work in practice.

Land development has long had a negative effect on the natural environment. Biodiversity net gain provides an opportunity to ensure that built developments provide lasting benefits for wildlife.

Between 11 January and 5 April 2022, Defra ran an open consultation on how net gain provisions should apply to land development in England.

Alongside our response to government on how biodiversity net gain regulations should work in practice, the LI has published a new briefing document for members on why net gain is important and how landscape designers, managers, and planners can best implement it.

LI publishes new biodiversity net gain guidance for landscape professionals