Consultation on Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation

Closed 5 Apr 2022

Opened 11 Jan 2022


We want to know what you think about how biodiversity net gain will work in practice. This consultation sets out our proposals and asks questions about how biodiversity net gain will be applied to Town and Country Planning Act development, and, at a higher level, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Your responses will shape developing legislation, processes and guidance. This will help ensure the requirement for mandatory biodiversity net gain delivers positive outcomes for nature, improves the process for developers, and creates better places for local communities.

A PDF version of the consultation document is available to download at the bottom of this page.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • All Marine Users
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Coastal Members of Parliament
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Coastal Management sector
  • Aggregates sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • Environmental professional services
  • House Building Industry
  • Legal and Conveyancing Professions
  • Households
  • Local Authorities
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Policy Teams
  • Transport Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • All Defra staff and ALBs
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Member of the General Public
  • Landowners and their representative bodies
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants
  • Stakeholders


  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Local environments
  • Conservation
  • House Building and Planning
  • Construction
  • Consultations
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Land management
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • National Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Common land
  • Conservation
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Protecting wildlife