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Today, the government updated their guidance on biodiversity net gain (BNG). The update includes more information and examples about what biodiversity net gain means, how it is measured and how it can be achieved when it becomes mandatory.

Following our hard work to ensure aviation safety is a consideration to this new policy, we are pleased to see aviation safety featured in the guidance:

Decision-makers will also need to consider wider matters, which may indicate whether the proposed type and location of the significant enhancement are suitable for that location.  For example: highways safety, designated heritage assets, increasing or restricting access to nearby natural areas (depending on the sensitivity of nearby habitats), and the impact on aviation safety. It is particularly important that planning applications provide sufficient detail of habitat enhancements to enable proper consideration of the impact on aviation safety.

The draft guidance can be accessed here.

More information about the process can be accessed here.

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