Biodiversity is vital to sustain the UK’s society and economy. Improving biodiversity is integral to sustainable development, and biodiversity net gain (BNG) is an approach to embed and demonstrate this.
This guide offers practical advice to achieve BNG in the UK’s land and freshwater environment. It is based on the UK’s good practice principles for BNG and applies to all types and scales of development, at all stages in the life cycle of development. It is relevant to developers and all other stakeholders wishing to promote, facilitate and deliver BNG.