Net gain

Closes 10 Feb 2019

Opened 2 Dec 2018

Overview

We are 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.

If you would like to keep in contact with us to express interest in this, or any other Defra consultation, please give us your details through the link below

https://gov.smartwebportal.co.uk/defra/public/webform.asp?id=108&id2=1D06F7

Why We Are Consulting

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.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Coastal local authorities
  • National Park Authorities
  • Aggregates sector
  • Energy sector
  • Industries and professional services
  • Ports and Harbour Authorities and Estuaries
  • Water/water Industry sector
  • Environmental professional services
  • Estate Agents
  • House Building Industry
  • Property Management
  • Legal and Conveyancing Professions
  • Households
  • Local Authorities
  • Waste Producers and Handlers
  • Business/Private Sector
  • Transport Organisations
  • Local Authorities
  • WEEE Treatment Facilities
  • Waste Management Companies
  • Non-Government Organisation
  • Retail Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Member of the General Public
  • Walkers
  • Horse riders
  • Families
  • Students
  • Farmers
  • SME businesses
  • Energy suppliers
  • Water suppliers
  • Leisure industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Insurance industry
  • Horticulture Industry
  • Shellfish Cultivators
  • Tenant Farmers
  • Agricultural Landlords
  • Agricultural Valuers
  • Land Agents
  • Professional and Membership Organisations/Agencies
  • Public Bodies
  • Consultants

Interests

  • Natural environment
  • Local nature partnerships
  • Biodiversity
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Climate change
  • Green infrastructure
  • Ecosystems services
  • Green economy
  • Sustainable development
  • Flooding
  • Waste and recycling
  • Water quality
  • Air quality
  • Water conservation
  • Bathing waters
  • Sewerage
  • Air pollution
  • Noise
  • Local environments
  • Aarhus Convention
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Pollution Sector
  • Science
  • Conservation
  • Water Abstraction
  • House Building and Planning
  • Inland waterways
  • Construction
  • Consultations
  • Impact Assessments
  • DEFRA Policy
  • Policy and Delivery
  • Land management
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Access to countryside and coast
  • Rural economy and communities
  • Forestry
  • National Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Common land
  • Conservation
  • Towns and village greens
  • Industry organisations representing tenant farmers and landlords
  • Rural Properties
  • Wildlife crime
  • Wildlife management
  • Protecting wildlife