We use necessary cookies to make our website work. We'd also like to use optional cookies to understand how you use it, and to help us improve it.

For more information, please read our cookie policy.

UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

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The draft guidance can be accessed here.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.